Rep. Byron Donalds ripped into Rep. Cori Bush for participating in what he called, “pure and utter foolery” after she posted tweets over the holiday weekend calling into question Fourth of July celebrations and then saying that “Black people still aren’t free.”
“We know we have a past in our country when it comes to race,” the Florida congressman, who is also black, as Bush is, stated during his appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “Black people have been able to thrive in the United States. For more than 100 years. We’ve gone through civil rights, we’ve gone through Jim Crow. We’ve gone through Reconstruction. We’ve gone through the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation.”
Bush posted on Twitter that “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.”
“There’s been so much progress for Black Americans in our country, even in spite of our past,” said Donalds in his scathing rebuke of Bush. “For her to tweet this out, it’s just trying to get press. It’s frankly disgusting. It makes no sense. It flies in the face of reality, especially when Cori, she has the ability to serve in the people’s House. Just like I do in America in 2021. That’s (not) how Black people are being oppressed. That’s Black people thriving, and we’re going to continue to thrive in America as the years continue.”
He also spoke out against the “cute little tweets” Democrats have put out questioning the Declaration of Independence and how it was written by people who had owned slaves.
“Yes, we know that there were Black slaves when the declaration was being written, but the theme of that document, the beauty of that document was actually to have a country of by and for the people that were free from British charity. Our country continues to live up to that,” Donalds added.
He added that he finds it “interesting” that the “Democrats are the ones always trying to take us back.”
“Everybody else is trying to live where we are today and move forward,” Donalds stated in conclusion. “They’re trying to take us back. It is the silliest thing. It is, frankly, the most divisive thing of this kind of rhetoric. This kind of talk doesn’t bring America together. It further divides us. But I will tell you that there’s a lot of Black Americans and white Americans obviously who don’t subscribe to this, who don’t want any parts of this. They find it to be nasty politics and they’re over it and they’re sick and tired of these kinds of comments.”
The radical left has been on a mission to rip this country apart and they are using racial division as a means of ensuring that American citizens won’t join forces together and put an end to the horrific policies the left is trying to put in place.
We need to find common ground with one another and stop buying into the propaganda being pushed by liberals.