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Cori Bush Said Congress Must Impeach the “White Supremacist in Chief” During Trump Impeachment Debate

“We have a mandate to legislate in defense of Black lives.”

In a short speech during Wednesday’s impeachment debate, Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) delivered one of the most powerful arguments in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump. The first-term congresswoman was just sworn in on January 3 as her state’s first Black congresswoman and is already making an impression.

“Madam Speaker, St. Louis and I rise in support of the article of impeachment against Donald J. Trump,” she said, referring to the charge for “incitement of insurrection” Democrats have leveled at the president following the January 6 attack on the Capitol by his forces. “If we fail to remove a white supremacist president who incited a white supremacist insurrection, it’s communities like Missouri’s first district that suffer the most.”

“The 117th Congress must understand that we have a mandate to legislate in defense of Black lives,” Bush continued. “The first step in that process is to root out white supremacy, starting with impeaching the white supremacist in chief.”

Bush has been a leading voice in response to the January 6 attack, introducing a resolution for the expulsion of members of Congress who, like Trump, incited that day’s violence.

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