GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Blasts Dem Rep. Cori Bush for 'Racist' Fourth of July Tweet


By Cassandra Fairbanks

Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has slammed Democrat Congresswoman Cori Bush as “racist” over a divisive Fourth of July tweet that went viral on Sunday.

Bush claimed that Independence Day was only about freedom for “white people” in the highly controversial social media post.

“When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free,” Bush tweeted.

In a follow up tweet, Bush added, “We know what our own freedom looks like. End the slavery permitted under the 13th amendment. End the War on Drugs. End police violence. End health care, housing, and education apartheid. WE are the experts on our own liberation. And we won’t stop until it’s won.”

The tweets sparked major backlash, with many noting how it was odd that someone who “isn’t free” ends up a member of Congress.

Greene made the same point, quote tweeting the Democrat and writing “says a black woman, who is one of only 435 people in all of America currently elected to serve in Congress.”

“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. Happy Independence Day!” Greene added, along with an American flag emoji.

Bush had not responded to Greene as of Monday afternoon. The two have previously clashed so hard that the Democrat moved her office so that she would no longer be near the Republican firebrand.

Shockingly, Bush was not the only elected official to complain about America’s birthday this weekend.

Democratic California Representative Maxine Waters also took to Twitter to complain about the Declaration of Independence being “racist.”

In a bizarre tweet, Waters wrote “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 is also a woman of color in Congress — as the House Financial Services Committee chair, she also holds quite a high position for someone so oppressed.

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