Wed. Feb 21st, 2024
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) speaks with reporters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2024 in response to allegations she used federal tax dollars for her personal security. (Source: Screenshot - Fox 2 St. Louis)

WASHINGTON — Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush who represents Missouri confirmed on Tuesday that the Department of Justice Department is investigating whether the lawmaker misused campaign funds for her personal security.

Bush, who is a frequent target of the GOP, issued a statement on Tuesday saying she is “fully cooperating” with the DOJ’s investigation.

“Since before I was sworn into office, I have endured relentless threats to my physical safety and life,” Bush said.

“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.

“I have not used any federal tax dollars for personal security services.”

Bush issued the statement just one day after the Justice Department subpoenaed the office of the House Sergeant at Arms for documents related to its investigation.

More on the allegations of misuse of funds.