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Cori Bush, Democrat Demanding Eviction Halt, Was Sued For Not Paying Rent

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“Squad” member Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, who has been demanding a halt in evictions since last week, was sued for not paying thousands of dollars in rent in 2015.

In early June 2015, the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri ordered Bush to pay $3,167.25, including court costs, to the plaintiff Trotwood Downs and Brittany Town Homes, state court records reviewed by Fox News show.

Attorney Randall Reinker, who represented Trotwood Downs and specializes in “landlord/tenant matters for individual and group property owners,” told Fox News that as a result of Bush not paying the rent, she was issued a “general execution” and evicted from the property later that month.

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Bush has been evicted at least two other times, according to a letter that she sent last week to her House colleagues urging them to extend the moratorium before leaving for August recess, noting that she was previously “forced” to live in her car with her two children.

A Fox News reporter attempted to ask Bush questions Tuesday afternoon about the moratorium and her three evictions while she was speaking to other Democratic senators outside the Capitol, including Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., but one of her staff members attempted to block the camera and said she was not taking questions.

In another video, the Fox News reporter asked Bush about the circumstances involving her evictions, prompting a staffer to say, “We aren’t taking press right now, man. She’s meeting with Senators.” The staffer, who was visibly irritated by the reporter attempting to ask another question, said, “Do a Google search.”

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