Cori Bush is more than a Democrat. She is a member of the progressive Squad, which also includes the likes of AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. She’s loud and outspoken about a number of progressive topics.
Bush is a strong believer in defunding the police – even after both Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have said that funding the police is what the Democratic Party is all about.
It seems that Bush is more of a Democratic Socialist than an actual Democrat – and her home state of Missouri is starting to learn the truth about their Representative.
When Bush was first voted into the House, she did so in a startling way. She stole the seat from Lacy Clay, someone who has held the 1st Congressional District seat for nearly 30 years.
At first, the people of Missouri seemed happy with what Cori Bush was able to accomplish. They had a loud black woman who would fight for them on Capitol Hill. Only, after all that has happened in the past two years, Bush has decided to fight for her own personal agenda and the agenda of the Squad – not what the people of her state have actually wanted.
If you ask most people in Missouri or anywhere else, they don’t want the police to be defunded. They believe that the police will protect them against violence. They also don’t want to see the country get divided between political lines – and yet, Bush has actually gone as far as wanting to expel Republicans from Congress.
It should be no surprise after hearing all of this that Cori Bush has some competition for her seat – not just from Republicans but also from Democrats. This means that she’ll have to make it through the primaries before she can even think about running in the general election against a Republican.
Democrats want to elect Democrats – not whatever Cori Bush has evolved into since being able to acquire some power.
Democrat State Senator Steve Roberts has announced that he will be running for the 1st District seat. Roberts has an impressive resume, too. He obtained his law degree from Pepperdine University. He continues his role as Captain in the JAG Corps of the Missouri Air National Guard. He has also been involved in state politics since 2016, including being the Chairman of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus.
There are a number of Missouri Democrats behind Roberts. He’s proving that he believes in funding the police. He believes in achieving justice for criminals. And although he’s a Democrat, he’s proving that he has a lot more to offer than the Squad girl.
There’s one main reason why Roberts has chosen to run. It all comes down to being disappointed by the results that Bush has been able to get. During his announcement, he said, “We all had the highest hopes for Congresswoman Bush, but she’s shown over the past year and a half that she’s not interested in the job of United States Representative.”
His spokesman, Ryan Hawkins, tweeted an addition to say that “the congresswoman is only concerned about Twitter likes and seeking the celebrity status.”
The people of Missouri deserve better than Cori Bush. And when the midterms come around, the seat may not turn red. That’s okay, though, if it takes out a member of the Squad. Perhaps there will be an awakening in some of the other districts where Squad members hold seats. We can only hope.