‘Squad’ Democrat Cori Bush continues to pay husband with campaign funds during DOJ inquiry

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has continued payments to her husband for security services despite a Department of Justice investigation into the payments.

Recent Federal Election Commission filings indicate Bush’s campaign paid her husband, Cortney Merritts, $15,000 this year and has paid him $135,000 since January 2022. Bush has maintained her innocence during the DOJ’s inquiry into her.

“As a rank-and-file member of Congress I am not entitled to personal protection by the House, and instead have used campaign funds as permissible to retain security services,” Bush said in a January statement confirming the DOJ inquiry into her campaign spending.

“In accordance with all applicable laws and House rules, I retained my husband as part of my security team to provide security services because he has extensive experience in this area, and is able to provide
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