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“You’re No Rosa Parks,” X Users Slam Democrat Cori Bush

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Over the past weekend, Rep. Cori Bush, D-MO., got some pushback online for her tweet about civil rights icons. Bush’s comments invoked the memory of Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her famous arrest.

A tweet from the “Squad” member included a quote from Parks, commenting on her famous refusal to give up her bus seat on December 1, 1955. Also, it referenced Park’s subsequent arrest, which invigorated the Civil Rights movement.

“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true.” The quote continued, “No, the only tired I was was tired of giving in.” “68 years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus,” Bush tweeted. “We must continue to refuse to give in in our fight for liberation.”

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Although Rep Bush meant to inspire the public with her quote, Americans weren’t having it. Consequently, many distinguished contemporary Americans from the America of the 1950s replied to her tweet with criticism. 

In addition, many asked Bush what rights she did not have in modern-day America. Also, others added that Bush should serve her time dealing with “today’s problems for all your constituents.” “Respectfully, you are no Rosa Parks,” another X user wrote. However, another user dismissed her comments as “quality gibberish.”

Following the incident, Fox News Digital contacted Bush’s office for a response. However, none came. Rosa Parks, an African-American seamstress and local activist, was 42 when she made history.

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Parks refused to give up her seat to a White passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama, public bus in 1955. At the time, the policies required Black bus riders to sit in the back. In addition, they had to give up their seats to White riders if Whites filled the front seats.

Rosa Parks’ quiet yet heroic act of defiance landed her in jail, and the court later released her on a $100 bond. Consequently, a firestorm of action and attention followed her one-woman protest, and that reshaped American history.

Following Park’s release, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Montgomery’s segregationist policies unconstitutional. Hence, X users believed Rep. Cori Bush’s comparison of her situation to Rosa Parks’s heroic act was a false equivalence.

However, this is not the first time Bush faced criticism over her tweets on X. Before the Rosa Parks incident with X Users, Bush slammed her colleagues for voting to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). According to reports, Reps voted to censure Tlaib for her comments on the Israel-Hamas war.

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However, that sparked criticism on both sides of the aisle. “Shame on every Member who voted to censure @RepRashida,” Bush tweeted. “10,000 Palestinians have been killed, including 4,000 children, & your focus is on trying to silence the only Palestinian-American in Congress.”

“History will prove you were wrong,” Bush wrote on X. According to reports, Twenty-two Democrats voted to censure the Michigan Democrat. However, four Republicans voted against it.

Also, Bush faced criticism when she led a coalition of representatives to call out Biden. Bush and the progressive representatives called on Biden to work toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In addition, she faced criticism for her statements calling for an end of United States support for Israel. 

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