‘Squad’ Member Cori Bush Accuses GOP Of Inciting Violence Against LGBTQ Community. James Comer Fires Back. | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Hank Berrien.

    Rep. James Comer (R-KY) slammed Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) on Wednesday for accusing some Republican legislators of being responsible for terrorism targeting the LGBTQ community.

    The exchange between "The Squad" member and the Republican congressman came during a Congressional hearing on anti-LGBTQ violence in America. During the hearing, Bush charged, "The rise of hate and violence against the LBGTQ community follows a surge of anti-LBGTQ legislation driven by Republican state lawmakers including in my home state of Missouri."

    "In 2020, the Missouri state house introduced 23 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. They're repeatedly - it's absolutely disgusting - filed library book bans on doctor-recommended care, student organization bans, and sports bans," she said. "Hate drives these Republican bills, which in turn drive dangerous hate and violence towards our LGBTQ+ community. In Missouri, my state, we have seen multiple hate-driven murders of our trans siblings in recent years as part of Missouri Republicans' obsessive attack on trans and gay rights."

    Comer fired back by pointing out that Bush's own community was full of violence.

    "Crime is going to be a top priority for the Republicans on this committee in the next Congress, and perhaps Ms. Bush could come give us some pointers on how she's reduced crime in St. Louis, since she's been in Congress and what her ideas are to further reduce crime in St. Louis. But wait a minute. St. Louis has one of the highest crime rates in America," he said.

    Earlier at the hearing, in an exchange with Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Texas GOP Rep. Pat Fallon pointed out the dangers of ascribing violent acts to the rhetoric of one political side of the aisle.

    "My heart goes out to you," Fallon said. "What I want to avoid though, is to place blame on people that have a different political philosophy, because the vast majority - and I'm talking 99.99 and you just keep going of Americans - don't want to harm anyone and don't harm anyone. And to place blame on an ideology, and I think you said earlier, 'Right-wing extremism' ... do you fear, Mr. Wolf, Left-wing extremism?"

    Wolf replied, "Do you have an example of a left-wing extremist engaging in anti-LGBTQ violence?"

    Fallon cited the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise by a Bernie Sanders supporter. "None of us blamed Bernie Sanders because he didn't do it. Now there's rhetoric on that side that could encourage very unstable people but unstable people are dangerous inherently."

    He pointed out that Scalise had a security detail that killed the shooter, adding that if Scalise had not been there, 15 to 20 members of Congress could have been murdered. He noted the shooter had asked the members of Congress, who were at the site for a Congressional baseball game. "Are you Republicans?"

    "And when they answered, 'Yes,' that's when the rifle came out," Fallon noted. "The only person responsible for that shooting was that man and no one else."

    "The Pulse nightclub shooting, was that perpetrated by a 'Right-wing extremist'?" he asked.

    "The Pulse nightclub shooting was perpetrated by a man who pledged allegiance to ISIS," Wolf acknowledged.

    "I don't think there are many ISIS members that are terrorists and also GOP voters," Fallon replied.

It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
491 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Locals and Groundhog Day enthusiasts alike were caught off-guard today, as the eponymous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his burrow and declared to the crowd gathered at Gobbler's Knob that there was a cache of documents marked "Classified" in his underground home.
A Catholic pro-life activist facing 11 years in prison for allegedly violating a federal law prohibiting people from blocking others from entering an abortion clinic was acquitted on Monday following a week-long trial.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was slammed after video showed her dancing in the street in Chicago’s Lunar New Year parade Sunday.
Several users of the remarkable software ChatGPT are reporting an apparent glitch that occurs whenever someone asks the AI to say something nice about Donald Trump.
A Senate Democrat is joining Republican colleagues in calling for an investigation into the suspected Chinese spy balloon currently hovering over the United States.
County boards of elections in North Carolina regularly remove voter registrations of people whom they confirm have died or moved out of the county


Federal prosecutors requested that former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried become subject to more restrictions during his pretrial release after he allegedly tried to tamper with a witness through the encrypted messaging platform Signal.
The N.C. Court of Appeals will decide in Zander v. Orange County whether the county must refund millions of dollars in school impact fees collected since 2009.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly told China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a call on Friday that “the presence” of a suspected Chinese spy balloon in “U.S. airspace is a clear violation of U.S. sovereignty and international law.”
Local progressive and Anitfa member Declan Johnson has started to question his commitment to the communist revolution over concerns about a potential lack of gluten-free bread lines.


Young workers in Western nations are leaving their jobs at increasing levels over a desire to work for companies they believe are committed to fighting climate change.


Back to Top