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Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) faced backlash on Independence Day for demanding that the U.S. pay reparations to black people.
“The Declaration of Independence was written by enslavers and didn’t recognize Black people as human,” she claimed. “Today is a great day to demand Reparations Now.”
The Declaration of Independence was written by enslavers and didn’t recognize Black people as human.
Today is a great day to demand Reparations Now ✊🏾
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 4, 2023
The response to her tweet was overwhelmingly negative as most of the responses were hostile.
“Don’t you think more than enough white people paid for it with their blood during the Civil War?” writer Ian Miles Cheong asked.
Jeremy Redfern, press secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, tweeted: “You’re gonna need reparations for this ratio.”
“Today is a great day to shut the f*** up,” another account tweeted.
Chris Loesch responded, “This is rubbish. Cori has no knowledge of what the framers did or didn’t believe evidently or what their efforts were. She should understand why people like Frederick Douglass honored and revered them.”
Political strategist Ryan Girdusky tweeted, “People like Cori Bush could never build anything as great as what she’s trying to destroy.”
“Shut up you buffoonette,” said attorney and columnist Kurt Schlichter.
Political commentator Varad Mehta added: “Just an absolute pile of rancid filth.”
“Of the 56, 11 signers were guilty of enslaving others,” Libby Emmons, editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial, tweeted. “Jefferson’s clause about the need to abolish slavery was removed from the document in order to appease the colonies that backed the practice. Adams, Franklin and 2 others were abolitionists.”