Rep Cori Bush Praises Black Lives Matter Activist Who Called for Police to Be Killed
Missouri Democratic congresswoman celebrates far-left activist who calls for death of cops
During a speech on the House floor this week, Democrat Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) praised a far-left Black Lives Matter activist who called for America's police officers to be killed.
Bush, herself a former BLM leader, celebrated Palestinian-American activist Bassem Masri while addressing Congress.
During protests after the 2014 police shooting of Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown Jr., Masri would stream himself berating police officers outside the Ferguson Police Department.
“I’m praying for your death and your death and your death and your death,” he reportedly said in one video, according to The New York Post.
Masri also tweeted incendiary comments regarding police officers, including: “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.”
The same comments were also repeated as a chant by other protesters.
Several police officers have been killed following anti-police rhetoric from Black Lives Matter and supportive politicians, according to The Daily Wire.
Masri died in 2018, before the most recent wave of Black Lives Matter riots.
Bush mentioned Masri in a speech comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the current conflict in the West Bank.
“As a Palestinian, he was ready to resist, to rebel, to rise up with us as our St. Louis community mourned Mike Brown, Jr.’s state-sanctioned murder, and as we demanded an end to the militarized police occupation of our communities,” Bush said Thursday, according to Fox News.
“Palestinians know what state violence, militarized policing, and occupation of their communities look like.”
“So, when heavily militarized police forces showed up in Ferguson in 2014, Bassem and so many others of our St. Louis Palestinian community, our Palestinian siblings showed up too,” Bush continued.
On Twitter, Bush further compared Black Lives Matter to the current conflict in the West Bank.
"The fight for Black lives and the fight for Palestinian liberation are interconnected,” she wrote, ignoring the role the terrorist group Hamas and Palestinian authorities have played in the conflict.
"We oppose our money going to fund militarized policing, occupation, and systems of violent oppression and trauma.
"We are anti-war. We are anti-occupation. And we are anti-apartheid. Period."
The fight for Black lives and the fight for Palestinian liberation are interconnected.— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) May 13, 2021
We oppose our money going to fund militarized policing, occupation, and systems of violent oppression and trauma.
We are anti-war. We are anti-occupation. And we are anti-apartheid. Period. pic.twitter.com/DO42FEre0W
In addition to wishing death upon cops, Masri also yelled at a police officer: “Coward straight pig out here b—! You gotta go. Your life is in danger homie” and asked, “What happens when we take your gun?”
Masri also insisted that, because he and others were angry, police should automatically accept they are in the wrong.
He told a local Fox affiliate, “If the citizen is pissed, you don’t look at the citizen and say ‘oh he’s bad, he’s a terrorist’ you look at the police and say ‘how come this man is mad at y’all’.”
Pigs In a Blanket Fry Em Like Baconnnn #Ferguson— Bassem Masri (@bassem_masri) December 20, 2014
Bush suggested diverting funds used to bolster Israeli military support to St. Louis communities instead.
The Israeli and Palestinian death toll has steadily climbed since fighting started Monday, according to the BBC.