(BrightPress.org) – The Department of Justice is investigating an unnamed member of the House Democratic caucus for potentially misusing taxpayer funds that were intended to provide for security. The story broke via the announcement of a subpoena for the Sergeant at Arms which was read into the record in the House by the clerk on Tuesday, January 30th.
No details have been forthcoming regarding which House Democrat is being scrutinized. The Sergeant at Arms is responsible for law enforcement and coordinating security for members of the House.
Currently, no one knows for sure which House member is under investigation for the alleged improper financial behavior. However, one Democrat Representative has been in hot water for how she used campaign funds to pay her boyfriend for “private security.”
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) paid her now-husband, then-boyfriend Cortney Merritts tens of thousands of dollars from her campaign coffers to act as a private security guard in 2022 and 2023. Merritts was not certified or licensed in Missouri to perform the service until the couple was wed in February 2023.
Bush delayed publishing campaign filings until after the deadline which may also cause her to suffer penalties. Her campaign financial filings from last year reported that she paid Merritts $30,000 in the first half of 2023. Filings also showed that Bush paid $27,500 to Nathaniel Davis. Davis is into a lot of extremely questionable ritual magic, claimed he is trillions of years old, and can control the weather.
Bush has spent over $500,000 on private security since 2019 and while she’s been a major advocate for defunding the police, she has no problem paying for private security. Most of those funds went to a company called PEACE Security, which employs “operators” with a law enforcement or military background.
Her office has acknowledged that Bush and Merritts were dating long before her time in Congress. It was revealed that her campaign was paying him $5,000/month for all of 2022 as well.
Merritts was also required to possess a private security license under Missouri law which he didn’t have at the time.
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