‘This land is stolen and black people still aren’t free’
Source: Daily Mail
Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush sparked controversy on Sunday with a tweet in which she said Independence Day was only a holiday for white people.
‘When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people,’ she wrote. ‘This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.’
Bush, who was first elected to the House of Representatives in November, has been widely viewed as the newest member of the so-called ‘Squad’ of congresswomen known for being outspoken on their left-wing views, and she is no stranger to controversy.
In May she was mocked for referring to mothers as ‘birthing people,’ in a speech before congress, and in June, she called for reparations after the House approved a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
Backlash to her latest comment was swift.
Journalist Andy Ngo asked her: ‘Should the United States be dissolved in your opinion and people deported to their ethnic country of origin (rather recent or historical)?’
Buzz Patterson, a Republican running for congress in California replied: ‘Singlehandedly, @coribush has dishonored every Black person who ever fought for this nation, sprinkled a little Marxism into the mix, and lied about the history of America. Well done, Democrats. Well done.’
Journalist Kyle Becker posted: ‘There are plent of black American who have taken advantage of Freedom to succeed: Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Clarence Thomas, to name a few. How is there “systemic racism” when we had a black president, VP, Scotus justice? Because of hard work & opportunity. Stop Lying.’