In Missouri’s heavily Democrat-leaning 1st congressional district, which includes St. Louis, BLM activist Cori Bush has defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay after she lost to him by 20 points in the 2018 primary. On Aug 4th, Bush received 49% of the vote to Clay’s 46%.
Bush has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders who said, “She is a true progressive who stands with working people and will take on the corporate elite of this country when she gets to Congress.”
Senator Sanders, we do think it slightly amusing that Bush posed for a photograph outside a Mercedes-Benz sponsored event.
Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour also retweeted a post quoting Cori Bush’s statement confirming she “has always been sympathetic to the BDS movement” – the boycott, divestment and sanction campaign against Israel.
In a recent video message to Muslims, Bush pledged to oppose President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” and “an end to U.S. imperialism, endless wars and policies of destabilization in the Middle East and in Muslim-majority countries.”
She added that “not only are we standing up for black lives, but for oppressed people everywhere, be they Palestinian, Afghani, Somali, Pakistani, Yemeni, Syrian, or Jewish, both here at home and abroad…Our people have a shared experience of dehumanization, a shared experience of aggressive policing, state violence, hyper-surveillance, racism and xenophobia…this has to change.”
Strange Bush included Jewish people when she openly supports a group that is anti-Israel.
More evidence of the hard left taking over the Democrats? Not so fast…
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is up against Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones who she narrowly defeated in 2018 for the Michigan 13th congressional district.
As we mentioned recently, Squad member Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was not endorsed by the state’s largest newspaper the Star Tribune, criticizing her unethical behaviour.
Also, Obama did not include Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in his endorsements for NY Democrats.
The last member of the Squad, Ayanna Pressley is up for her primary on September 1st. She unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in 2018. Pressley is infamous for making the following remarks – which Joe Biden would undoubtedly approve given his recent gaffe:
“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”