Freshman Democrat: NOT Shooting Capitol Rioters Was 'White Supremacy'
BLM activist Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) claims protesters ‘would have been shot' if black
Freshman Democrat Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has claimed that the lack of protesters shot during the riots at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday was due to "white supremacy."
Bush, a prominent Black Lives Matter leader until her recent election to Congress, told MSNBC that the protesters “would have been shot” had they been people of color.
"Had it been people who looked like me, had it been the same amount of people, but had they been black and brown, we wouldn’t have made it up those steps," said Bush, the latest addition to AOC's "Squad" of far-left Democrats.
"We wouldn’t have made it to be able to get into the door and bust windows and go put our feet up on desks of Congress members.
"We wouldn’t have made it that far. We would have been shot.”
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“We would have been teargassed, hit with rubber bullets, that would have happened before we made it there," Bush added.
"We need to call it what it is. It’s white supremacy. It was white privilege.”
"We need to call it what it is — it is white supremacy — it was white privilege and it was the call of our president. And it was encouraged by our Republican colleagues," Rep. Cori Bush says.— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 7, 2021
"That's why we are calling for them to be removed. They should not be seated." pic.twitter.com/fpvtBnjw15
MSNBC anchor Nicole Wallace asked Bush what she thought of the response by Capitol Police officers.
"It was strange because it was almost like there was this call to not use force," Bush replied.
"There are actual people — like we are people, we are lawmakers," she added.
"We have been told that when we are here on these grounds that we are safe.
"Today was not that day."
The Capitol Police is facing heat for their response to the violence, which came after President Trump addressed a massive crowd that had come to Washington to protest the Electoral College results.
Before the violence, the president urged his supports to "go home" in "peace."
"Go home with love & in peace," Trump said in a tweet that was blocked by Twitter.
"Remember this day forever!" he said. "I know your pain. I know you're hurt."
In her first legislative act, Bush introduced a resolution to investigate and possibly remove the Republican lawmakers who have contested the results of the election in battleground states that went for Biden.
"I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences," she said.
"They have broken their sacred Oath of Office.
"I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion."