Infantile Congresspersons Actually Booed Rep. Cori Bush After She Demanded Impeachment Of 'White Supremacist-In-Chief'
Later, the House voted to impeach Trump, making him the only president to be impeached twice.
January 13, 2021 at 11:37 pm
Several congresspersons reacted by booing her; it was her first speech on the House floor.
In a video of the Ferguson activist speaking in the House chambers, the congresswoman condemned the president for inciting violence among his supporters as the final days of his term come to an end, per Rolling Stone.
“I rise in support of the Article of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump. If we fail to remove a white supremacist president, who incited a white supremacist insurrection, it’s communities like Missouri’s 1st District that suffer the most,” she began.
Bush followed by saying that the first step in protecting communities of color is to "root out white supremacy, starting with impeaching the white supremacist-in-chief.”
As soon as she yielded her remaining time, Bush endured a wave of boos from her Republican peers. Nonetheless, not long after Bush's speech, the president was impeached by the House.
Rep. @CoriBush (D-MO) calls Trump "the white supremacist-in-chief."
"We have a mandate to legislate in defense of Black lives."
She is then booed by her GOP colleagues. pic.twitter.com/KA3eKS3H6J
— The Recount (@therecount) January 13, 2021
The 44-year-old’s takedown of Trump occurred a week after an angry, mostly white mob decked out in MAGA hats, neo-Nazi attire and outlandish indignation descended upon the Capitol Building to disrupt the certification of Electoral College votes.
After the rioters stormed the Capitol Building, Trump released a video asking them to leave but did not go as far as rebuking them for their violence and destruction, as Blavity previously reported.
“We love you. You’re very special,” the one-term president said.
Incredulously, Trump also continued to stand by the fabrication that he was the actual winner of the 2020 presidential election, claiming that it was stolen from him.
In last Wednesday's Capitol riots, Capitol Police and rioters alike were killed in the clash. A woman who's since been identified as Ashli E. Babbitt was fatally shot by officers. Police officials released a statement on Thursday revealing that officer Brian D. Sicknick died from injuries he sustained from rioters the day before, as Blavity previously reported.
“They are willing to strike a match and light our whole democracy on fire so that they can uphold the social order of white supremacy. That’s what this is about. Straight up,” she said.
At the end of Wednesday's proceedings, the House voted 232 to 197 in favor of Trump's removal, with 10 Republicans voting him out. Trump will go down in history as the first president to have been impeached twice, according to the BBC.