‘July 4 is freedom for white people’: Squad member Cori Bush sparks outrage by saying she won’t celebrate Independence Day because ‘this land is stolen and black people still aren’t free’
- The Missouri congresswoman caught heat Sunday for her tweet disparaging the holiday
- Many criticized her as spreading divisive rhetoric
- Bush is no stranger to controversy for her far-left stances
- In May she referred to mothers as ‘birthing people’ in a speech before Congress
- In June she called for reparations after Juneteenth was name a federal holiday
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 has faced criticism for her far-left views in the past. She is pictured at a climate protest in June
Missouri congresswoman Cori Bush sparked a backlash on Sunday when she criticized 4th of July on social media
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.’
Criticism of Bush’s comment mainly centered around its hypocrisy and divisiveness
‘If White supremacy was really running the show, you wouldn’t be allowed to post this- much less as a Congresswoman!’ wrote former Trump administration Department of Commerce official Kyle Hooten.
Travis Wines tweeted: ‘Black people aren’t free? 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. How much more freedom are you looking for?
‘You’re one of the most powerful people on the planet. 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,’ wrote Douglas Karr.