Former US Representative Trey Gowdy criticized Congresswoman Cori Bush on his Fox News show Sunday night for spending tens of thousands on private security while openly calling to defund the police.
'Cori Bush tells us he is she is progressive, the better word might be hypocritical,' Gowdy said on his new show Sunday Night in America.
The payments were made to New York-based RS&T Security Consulting, LLC and a Nathaniel Davis of St. Louis, Missouri.
'Members of Congress are spending more money than ever on their personal security,' Gowdy said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'It's a tragic reflection of the times we live in … safety is priority number one for members of Congress, as it should be. But what about you?'
Crime has risen in some parts of the US as the country reopens following Covid-related lockdowns.
In New York, concerns about crime took center stage in the mayoral race, leading to the Democratic primary win of former NYPD officer Eric Adams in June.
Cori Bush, 45, was elected in 2020 as the first black woman to represent Missouri in the House
Bush, 45, is an outspoken advocate of the defund the police movement, which seeks to redirect public funds away from law enforcement agencies and into social services.
The movement gained steam after last year's police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the ensuing protests, some of