Cori Bush Denounces White Supremacy. GOP Representatives Boo

Cori Bush Denounces White Supremacy. GOP Representatives Boo

In
one
of
her
first
speeches
as
a
member
of
Congress,
Rep.

Cori
Bush
(D-Missouri)
called
for
impeachment
of
the
“white
supremacist
in
chief”
and
was
roundly
booed
by
Republicans
in
the
chamber.

A
longtime
racial-justice
activist-turned-politician
who
was
elected
to
Congress
in
November,
Bush
made
the
most
of
her
allotted
30
seconds
in
the
impeachment
hearing
in
the
House
on
Wednesday.
“Madam
Speaker,”
Bush
said,
“I
rise
in
support
of
the
Article
of
Impeachment
against
Donald
J.
Trump.
If
we
fail
to
remove
a
white
supremacist
president,
who
incited
a
white
supremacist
insurrection,
it’s
communities
like
Missouri’s
1st
District
that
suffer
the
most.”

The
newest
“Squad”
member
then
continued:
“The
117th
Congress
must
understand
that
we
have
a
mandate
to
legislate
in
defense
of
black
lives.
The
first
step
in
that
process,”
she
said,
“is
to
root
out
white
supremacy,
starting
with
impeaching
the
white
supremacist
in
chief.”
After
speaking,
Bush
was
met
by
a
chorus
of
boos
from
her
colleagues
on
the
other
side
of
the
aisle,
which
only
served
to
underscore
the
ongoing
threat
of
America’s
original
sin.

Bush’s
remarks
came
a
week
to
the
day
after
insurgents

many
toting
Confederate
battle
flags
and
wearing
neo-Nazi
garb

violently
stormed
the
U.S.
Capitol
seeking
to
disrupt
the
official
counting
of
the
state-certified
results
of
the
Electoral
College.
Trump,
far
from
denouncing
these
militants,
told
them:
“We
love
you.
You’re
very
special.”

Bush’s
remarks
echoed
fellow
Squad
member
Rep.
Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez,
who
said
in
a

widely-shared
Instagram
Live
post
that
Republicans
“can’t
even
win
with
the
deck
stacked
in
their
favor,”
adding:
“They
are
willing
to
strike
a
match
and
light
our
whole
democracy
on
fire
so
that
they
can
uphold
the
social
order
of
white
supremacy.
That’s
what
this
is
about.
Straight
up.”

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