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On Wednesday, as chaos unfolded on the House floor with Republicans failing to choose a Speaker of the House, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) unloaded a racist tweet aimed at Speaker-nominee Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL).

Donalds has received votes on every ballot since the beginning of voting yesterday. Both Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) nominated Donalds and highlighted that, if elected, Donalds would be the first black Speaker of the House.

In response to the Republican argument, member of the Squad Rep. Cori Bush argued that Donalds is a prop, leading to missive pushbacks from conservatives online.

“FWIW, [Rep. Byron Donalds] is not a historic candidate for Speaker. He is a prop. Despite being Black, he supports a policy agenda intent on upholding and perpetuating white supremacy,” Bush tweeted. “His name being in the mix is not progress—it’s pathetic.”

“You should be thrown out of the House for this racist shit,” tweeted Lavern Spicer. “Unbelievable you think it’s okay to talk to a fellow brother this way. Turn in your Black card, Cori.”

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“Cori Bush has found a black life that doesn’t matter,” tweeted New York Post journalist Eddie Scarry. “Wow, you sound like a racist,” tweeted comedian Tim Young.

“Translation: I don’t like what another Black person is doing or their beliefs so they HAVE to be being taken advantage of,” wrote second amendment advocate Beth Baumann.

“Hard to pick a much better example of racism than your statement,” wrote Claremont Institute Senior Fellow Jeremy Carl.

With the fate of the Speaker’s gavel still up for grabs, it is shocking that Cori Bush would be willing to engage in racist attacks against a congressional colleague. Although it is not unsurprising that a Democrat would insist that Donalds “is a prop” because he refuses to go with the Democrat agenda.

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