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Rep. Cori Bush Shares Harrowing Death Threats She Has Received From White Supremacists On Twitter

It has been a similar experience for other members of The Squad.

Rep. Cori Bush went to Twitter on Thursday to share some of some of the harrowing death threats she has received since being elected to the House of Representatives from Missouri in 2020.

"White supremacists wanted me dead before I came to Congress. And white supremacist threats on my life have only intensified as a Black woman speaking truth in the halls of power," Bush wrote before share the messages. "Just know: They won’t stop us. They can’t. TW: white supremacist violence.”



The disturbing messages include racial slurs and many more barbaric insults.




In addition to the vile messages she has been receiving from anonymous bigots, Bush has continually faced opposition from conservatives in office. That includes Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who slammed the Missouri Congressman for her sentiment on July 4 celebrations, according to Newsweek.

"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," the Democratic lawmaker wrote before Greene labeled her as racist.

The Georgia Republican claimed that Bush is using the "race card."

"Says a black woman, who is one of only 435 people in all of America currently elected to serve in Congress," Greene said, according to Newsweek. "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!"

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz also responded to the July 4 tweet, accusing Bush Bush for spreading “hateful, divisive lies.”

"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 Douglas,” Cruz tweeted, according to the New York Post. 

Bush shares a similar experience with her colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has also been subjected to death threats. 

“I used to wake up in the morning and literally get a stack of pictures that were forwarded by Capitol police or FBI. Like, ‘These are the people who want to kill you today,’” Ocasio-Cortez told Vanity Fair last year.

It's a similar story for another member of The Squad, Ilhan Omar. The Minnesota representative said she faced threats in 2019 after former president Donald Trump spread hateful messages about her.

"Since the president's tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life - many directly referring or replying to the president's video," Omar said in 2019 

Bush made history in November 2020, becoming the first Black Congressman elected by her home state, Newsweek reported

"To the Black women, the Black girls, the nurses, the essential workers, the single mothers: This is our moment," she said during her election night victory speech.

The 45-year-old relocated her office after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, hoping to avoid white supremacists in Congress. 

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