Black Lives Matter Backs Democrat's Bill to Remove Over 100 Republicans from Congress
Former BLM leader Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) introduced legislation
The radical-left Black Lives Matter organization has thrown its support behind a freshman House Democrat's bill proposing to expel over 100 Republicans from Congress.
The bill was introduced last month by Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) - a former BLM leader and the latest addition to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) "Squad" of socialist Democrats.
On Monday, BLM announced its support for Bush's proposal to investigate and potentially expel Republicans who opposed certifying the 2020 presidential election results.
"We must remove its endorsers from Congress – Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the over 100 Republicans who voted against certifying the Electoral College."
Bush introduced a resolution in January that would "initiate investigations for removal" of those who sought to reject the election results.
Those lawmakers who questioned the election results "incited a White supremacist-attempted coup," Bush alleges.
I just introduced H.Res. 25, which would initiate investigations for removal of the members who attempted to overturn the results of the election and incited a white supremacist attempted coup.— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) January 11, 2021
Grateful for the 47 of my colleagues who have co-sponsored this legislation. pic.twitter.com/yuxjHDZfW6
The proposal is based on the claim that some of these conservatives engaged in sedition against the U.S. – or incited rebellion against the government, according to Fox News.
More than 140 Republicans in Congress voted to overturn the results of the election.
Lawmakers were supporting President Donald Trump's concerns that the election was "stolen" from him by fraudulent means.
Sens. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), in particular, have come under fire for roles Democrats allege they played in inciting the riot on Capitol Hill, where several lives were lost.
Hawley and Cruz both made clear in the days leading up to Jan. 6 that they did not intend to certify the results, leaning on Trump’s fraud claims.
Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint last week to investigate whether the pair coordinated with rioters.
Both have denied that they were trying to overturn the election or incite riots, saying they were instead seeking to ensure a free and fair election process.
Hawley and Cruz have each condemned the events of Jan. 6.
But many Democrats believe that their decision to proceed with planned objections spurred the protesters’ turn to violence.
There have been calls for both to resign from their positions.