Cori Bush Faces Backlash Over July 4th Remark


U.S. Rep. Cori Bush ignited fireworks on Sunday (July 4) social media for her Fourth of July tweet.

“Once they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, keep in mind this: the liberty they’re referring to is for white folks,” the Missouri Democrat mentioned. “This land is stolen land and Black folks nonetheless aren’t free.”

By Sunday night, it obtained greater than 31,000 likes.

Hours later, she fleshed out her ideas in a follow-up submit, sharing her view of “what freedom appears to be like like” for Black folks.

Her checklist contains ending “the slavery permitted beneath the thirteenth modification,” the warfare on medicine, police violence, and the apartheid programs of well being care, housing and schooling in America.

“WE are the consultants on our personal liberation,” Bush continued. “And we gained’t cease till it’s gained.”

Some folks criticised her as a result of she’s an elected official.