Far-left Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), dismissed Independence Day Sunday as a holiday meant for white people before claiming: “This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
“When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people,” tweeted Bush, a member of the progressive “Squad” of lawmakers that includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist who unseated longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in a primary to represent her heavily Democratic district last year, previously used last month’s signing of legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday to push for reparations for slavery and defunding law enforcement.
“It’s Juneteenth AND reparations. It’s Juneteenth AND end police violence + the War on Drugs. It’s Juneteenth AND end housing + education apartheid. It’s Juneteenth AND teach the truth about white supremacy in our country,” she tweeted on June 17. “Black liberation in its totality must be prioritized.”
Bush’s July 4 tweet drew immediate backlash from social media users on the right and on the left.