Squad member Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) has some advice for Dems: Keep using “defund the police” but explain it better:
Progressives — and the slogan “defund the police” — were blamed for Democratic losses in 2020. But even as the 2022 midterms shape up to be a more challenging fight, Rep. Cori Bush says she’s not backing down from using the phrase.https://t.co/Z9IpwFnl4G
— Axios (@axios) February 9, 2022
LOL, yes! Please keep this up:
Axios: “Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) says she's not going to stop using the slogan ‘defund the police’ ahead of this fall's midterms — even though some of her colleagues have made that request” https://t.co/Qj2tysdU4H
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 9, 2022
Maybe it will work? Give it a try, Dems!
.@CoriBush says colleagues have told her "Defund the police" doesn't help in their districts. But she's not budging.
Instead, she says Dems must do better at explaining what it means, i.e. shifting some law enforcement funds to preventive social services. https://t.co/iuGARV6xF4
— Will Saletan (@saletan) February 9, 2022
Good luck in November:
My colleagues keep telling us to wait.
They keep telling us defunding the police and investing in communities won’t work.
Well their policies keep ending up with police murdering Black people.
Enough patronizing. Listen to the movements that are telling you how to save lives.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) February 5, 2022