On Sunday, Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush sparked outrage after tweeting that Independence Day was only 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,” Bush tweeted. “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
Bush was first elected to the House of Representatives in November.
She has been widely seen as the newest member of the so-called ‘Squad’ of congresswomen known for being honest on their left-wing views, and she no stranger when it comes to controversy.
Earlier this year, Bush was mocked for referring to mothers as ‘birthing people.
In June during a speech before Congress, Bush called for reparations after the House approved a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
And on July 4, Bush tweeted that Independence day is only for white people.
As expected, the outspoken congresswoman’s recent social media statement received fiery criticisms, with many labeling her tweet as divisive and offensive.
“Should the United States be dissolved in your opinion and people deported to their ethnic country of origin (rather recent or historical)?” Journalist Andy Ngo replied to Bush’s tweet.
“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,” Buzz Patterson, a Republican running for congress in California said. “Well done, Democrats. Well done.”
“There are plenty of black American who has taken advantage of Freedom to succeed: Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Clarence Thomas, to name a few,” Journalist Kyle Becker posted.
“How is there “systemic racism” when we had a black president, VP, Scotus justice? Because of hard work & opportunity.Stop Lying. ”
“If White supremacy was really running the show, you wouldn’t be allowed to post this- much less as a Congresswoman!” former Trump administration Department of Commerce official Kyle Hooten replied.
“Black people aren’t free?” Travis Wines tweeted. “Your district hasn’t had a white representative in over 50 years.”
“You, a black woman, went from being a nurse to being elected to one of the highest offices in the country,” Wines continued. “How much more freedom are you looking for?”
“You’re one of the most powerful people on the planet,” Douglas Karr wrote. “The blood of so many of every color was spilled to provide you that opportunity. How sad to not recognize their sacrifice and, instead, promote racial division.”
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