Democratic Rep. Cori Bush’s Bill For Private Security Sends Mixed Messages About Her Push To “Defund the Police”

by Jan 12, 2023Fox News0 comments

Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts provides his two cents on the representative’s high spending for protection in the face of removing funds from law enforcement agencies.

It’s interesting to see certain representatives spend a great deal of money on personal protection after making an effort to assure that certain police departments don’t have the money they so desperately need.

Fox News recently reported that progressive Democrat Rep. Cori Bush, who has spent a great deal of time over the past couple of years pushing for the government to “defund the police,” has a rather extravagant bill when it comes to personal security.

The report indicates that Bush used her campaign to pay “security operators” with military and law enforcement over $490,000 over the course of her election cycle this year. In fact, between late October and November alone, she spent nearly $40,000.

Her spending for security actually began back in 2021, and when asked about it, she gave a rather interesting response. “They would rather I die? You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative.”

She also added, “So suck it up, and defunding the police has to happen.”

With us now to discuss Bush’s actions further is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Letts currently serves as president, founder and CEO for InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His expertise should prove useful in this matter.


  1. What’s the big takeaway with Bush spending so much on private security and yet still asking for police departments to be defunded?
  2. What do you think about her attitude as a whole, particularly when she tells her critics to “suck it up”?
  3. What would you say is Bush’s biggest problem when it comes to the police?
  4. She also doesn’t seem to show concern for who she hired. Two sheriff’s deputies, Tylance Jackson and Maurice Thompson, actually lost their police jobs because they failed to get approval, and she didn’t do anything. Do you believe this defines her character in general?
  5. Do you think Bush could potentially be a thorn in the side of those trying to get the current police funding bill moving through Congress and eventually the Senate?
  6. You’re the founder, president and CEO for InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
  7. We understand that InVest USA is also actively involved with Twitter. Where can interested parties learn more?

Those interested in what I do on Twitter can do so on the official Invest USA account.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.