St. Louis voters chose anti-police protest organizer

Monday, August 10, 2020
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Cori Bush (St. Louis)A radical Black Lives Matter leader has won a Democratic primary in St. Louis and is vowing to bring her anti-police message to Capitol Hill.

In a repeat of a 2018 contest, Cori Bush, 44, defeated longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay, 64, to win the Democratic nomination in the 1st District.

The district is heavily Democratic so a victory in November is expected, which would mean a protest organizer will represent her congressional district on Capitol Hill.

According to a post-election story at left-wing Vox.com, Bush is described as a “Black progressive” who organized protests after the fatal Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis. In a street confrontation, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown, an 18-year-old black teen, after the teen stole cigarettes from a convenience store. 

After the shooting, the Obama-era U.S. Justice Dept. concluded Wilson acted in self-defense. An official report stated Brown began punching the police officer through the window of his police cruiser. After walking away, Brown then turned and charged the officer, who fatally shot him.

Mike Brown protestMore recently, six years after the shooting, St. Louis prosecutor Wesley Bell re-examined the case but announced in July that Wilson would not be charged.

A grand jury has refused to prosecute the police officer, too.

In her election night speech, however, Bush told the crowd of supporters that Brown had been “murdered by the police” six years ago.

“I was maced and beaten by those same police officers in those same streets,” she said. “Six months from now, as the first Black congresswoman in the history of the state of Missouri, I’ll be holding every single one of them accountable.”

Incumbent not 'progressive' enough

Bush’s narrow win over Clay, at 49-46 percent, represents the end of a political dynasty: Rep. Clay had served in the seat since 2001 and his father has served in Congress sine the 1960s.  

Rep. Clay defeated Bush in 2018 by 20 points but the challenger returned with a grassroots campaign to oust the powerful incumbent.

According to a Yahoo News story, which described Bush as a "Black Lives Matter organizer," Bush defeated a liberal Democrat who is a member of the Progressive Caucus, and he supports Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. But the longtime politician was viewed as another “establishment” candidate who became a target for communist groups such as Justice Democrats and the Democratic Socialists of America. 

Peterson

Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of BOND, tells OneNewsNow that Bush should be disqualified for supporting the Black Lives Matter group and for supporting the black-clad Antifa thugs.

“You have immoral people voting in immoral government, and the outcome is not going to be good,” he says. “This woman should not be in our government."

Bush's win marks the third victory for a Justice Democrat candidate during 2020, the Yahoo story reported. 

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