‘The Left hates America. Believe them when they tell you this. Two years ago, Colin Kaepernick tried to spread the same lies on July 4. I responded with the wisdom of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass,’ the Republican Senator from
He then shared an article where he dissected Kaepernick’s argument with quotes from a Douglass in 1852, before the Civil War, saying there are ‘great principles’ in the Declaration of Independence and said he did not ‘despair’ for the US.
Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene also responded with a tweet saying: ‘You can stop with the racism now Cori and put your race card back in your pocket. 4th of July is freedom for all from a tyrannical government.’
Bush sparked controversy on Sunday with a tweet in which she said Independence Day was only a holiday for white people.
Ted Cruz on Monday criticized Democratic Rep. Cori Bush for spreading ‘hateful, divisise lies’ for tweeting: ‘When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is 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.’
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters also attacked the Declaration of Independence in a Sunday tweet by suggesting the line that ‘all men are created equal’ is only applicable to white men.
‘July 4th… & so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Equal to what? What men? Only white men? Isn’t it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved? They weren’t thinking about us then, but we’re thinking about us now!’ Waters wrote.
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.