St. Louis Democratic Rep. Cori Bush is an activist first and a member of Congress second…or maybe third. Her radical nature was known to voters when they elected her, and has been on display in the House of Representatives ever since. Her anti-Police stance has been made clear. Her Trump hatred has been well discussed.
But did she violate her oath of office with a recent tweet about Independence Day?
Playing up the standard leftist canard of racial division, Rep. Bush put out on Twitter:
For clarity, let’s engage a simple breakdown of the Tweet:
- It’s Independence Day, not the 4th of July, that is about American freedom.
- It’s not just American. The Declaration of Independence is a document for the people of the world.
- Who is “they?” She doesn’t mean the Founding Fathers here. I assume she means “white” people, but she would have to answer that question. I wonder if any member of the press will ask her about this?
- “This land is stolen land” is where I question the potential violation of her oath.
- Black people are free. Rep. Cori Bush is lying.
Facts are not important when tweeting, that much has been made clear by society. But if former President Donald Trump was inciting a riot by saying, “We’re gonna fight like hell,” then what, exactly, is telling Black people that they are not free? But since there are so many Black Americans who know they are free, and don’t subscribe to Rep. Bush’s hate-mongering, her words are understood to be aimed at fellow Leftists. That is whom she looks to agitate.
Did Rep. Bush violate her oath of office? The oath reads:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Oath of Office for Members of Congress
Stating that, “this land is stolen” seems to fly in the face of supporting and defending the Constitution. Rather, it seems that she is siding with enemies (foreign and domestic) who often claim the same. What allegiance and true faith does she show here towards the Constitution? And how could she have taken the oath without reservation when she makes statements like this?
I expect, barring something miraculous, that nothing will happen. Considering Speaker Pelosi’s willingness to excuse the anti-Semitism of fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, I can only assume that Bush’s comments will not be given a second thought. But they should be. Americans should note the hate she spews, and the lies she tells.
As a citizen, she is entitled to say what she wants. But she’s not just a citizen. She’s an elected official, with immense power and responsibility. And her comments damage Americans (of all colors,) and fail to support the wisdom, value and growth of the US Constitution.
Even if you don’t believe that her tweet is a call for violence against our nation, and a violation of her oath, it’s easy to agree that Rep. Cori Bush’s view of America is just vile.