EXCLUSIVE: Freshman firebrand Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., nabbed a book deal worth up to $100,000 before even finishing her first term in office.
The “Squad” member’s recent financial disclosure form shows that the Missouri congresswoman is receiving between $50,001 and $100,000 in a book advance for her tome from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
Bush’s disclosure, which was filed last Friday, noted that the book advance was “reviewed and approved by the House Committee on Ethics” in advance. The title of the book is “The Cori Chronicles,” according to the disclosure.
According to her disclosure, Bush also paid herself $32,000 in salary from her campaign noted as salary “permissible under FEC rules” and brought in $12,000 from a consulting firm for “research consulting.”
Neither the Missouri firebrand nor Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group immediately responded to Fox News’ requests for comment.
Bush has been an active proponent of defunding the police throughout her tenure in Congress and defended hiring private security while trying to dismantle public policing by saying she has had attempts on her life and still has “too much work to do” in Congress.
“They would rather I die?” Bush asked. “You would rather me die? Is that what you want to see? You want to see me die? You know, because that could be the alternative.”
The Missouri Democrat came under fire again recently after it was revealed that she had hired two then-active sheriff’s deputies — thereby personally funding the police — to be her private security, costing them their jobs at the department.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.