(TheIndependentStar.com) – Independence Day is one of the most American holidays in existence as it celebrates the freedom of the US from British rule. It’s typically a day on which Americans display their love of country. However, not everyone was feeling that patriotic this year.
Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) decided to use her platform to speak out against honoring the holiday this year. Her tweet on Sunday, July 4, stated Independence Day is a holiday for only white people, adding that “black people still aren’t free.” She also called the US “stolen land.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) immediately jumped to the country’s defense, blasting Bush’s statements as representative of the hate the Left has for America.
Ted Cruz Blasts Cori Bush for Attacking Independence Day: ‘Hateful, Divisive Lies’ @SenTomCotton @Jim_Jordan https://t.co/R0TPEItHTY
— John Holywell (@holywell_john) July 6, 2021
Cruz also accused Bush of attacking the 4th of July, creating division, and spreading hate, and he’s not alone in feeling her comments were out of line.
Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) remarked he does not think black Americans, or any Americans, feel this way. As an African American, he said black people are free, adding that the claim made by the Missouri representative was “outlandish” and “flies in the face of reality.”
Bush maintains that those speaking out against her remarks don’t understand how hard it is for black people in the US, and that these people are hiding the country’s history of white supremacy.
The representative is standing by her remarks, while Cruz feels just as strongly about his point of view. Which side do you feel is best representing the public opinion?
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