Representative Cori Bush made the wild claim that ‘white supremacists’ opened fire and ‘shot at’ her during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of Michael Brown in 2014, but the Ferguson police chief says he’s unaware of any such incident.
Bush posted to Twitter on Monday regarding the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who shot three men in what his legal team claims was self-defense during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.
The Missouri Democrat linked the scene to the Ferguson riots many years earlier after Brown was shot by a police officer after attempting to take his gun.
The justified police shooting of Brown sparked a ‘Hands up, don’t shoot‘ narrative still used by the left to this day, despite it being proven a genuinely fake news story by the Obama Justice Department.
Bush appears to have embellished on the lies that came out of Ferguson by adding her own twist.
When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.
They never faced consequences.
If Kyle Rittenhouse gets acquitted, it tells them that even 7 years later they still can get away with it.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 15, 2021
No Evidence It Ever Happened
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Representative Cori Bush said that white supremacists opened fire on her and her fellow agitators during the Michael Brown protests, adding that a ‘not guilty’ verdict in the Rittenhouse trial would allow more of the same.
“When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us,” she tweeted. “They never faced consequences.”
Adds Bush, “If Kyle Rittenhouse gets acquitted, it tells them that even 7 years later they still can get away with it.”
Needless to say, numerous followers were skeptical of Bush’s claims, especially considering a story of white supremacists opening fire on black protesters would have been a 24/7 news cycle at the time, but nobody had ever heard the story before Monday.
i’ll take “things that didn’t happen” for $6969.
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 15, 2021
Also skeptical of the story – Ferguson Police Chief Frank McCall Jr.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that McCall “didn’t know that there was any record of such an incident” and “wasn’t aware of any incidents that the tweet might be referencing.”
Yeah, that never happened. https://t.co/WiI6JXNdhM
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 15, 2021
Cori Bush did manage to find one person on Twitter who believed her story of dodging gunfire during the Michael Brown protests in Ferguson.
Ohun Ashe, described by the Dispatch as “active in local protests,” said Congresswoman Bush’s story was true and described a scene where protesters had to hide under porches and use cars as shields in between shots from ‘white supremacists.’
“I vividly remember hiding under porches in Canfield as shots were fired at us,” she said. “No one came to help us. Ferguson police would be nearby. We would come from under porches using cars as shields in between gunshots to make it out.”
Surely had this happened, the firefighters in the media would have come to the rescue at the very least.
This is FACTS! I vividly remember hiding under porches in Canfield as shots were fired at us. No one came to help us. We would come from under porches using cars as shields in between gun shots to make it out. https://t.co/dqmrcZznXB
— Ohun Ashe 🌻🌼🌞 (@Ohun_Ashe) November 15, 2021
Ashe, as proof that Bush isn’t lying about the incident, shared a story about a man driving through a crowd of protesters and firing his gun.
The problem is that incident took place in 2020, six years after the Michael Brown shooting, and it occurred in Brentwood, Missouri which is about 12 miles away from Ferguson.
This was six years after Ferguson in a city roughly 12 miles away. pic.twitter.com/ZOsGEzYAMM
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) November 16, 2021
While nobody seems to recall what Cori Bush is talking about, there was a shooting in Ferguson involving protests.
“In March 2015, two police officers who were part of a security line outside the Ferguson police headquarters were shot, causing some protesters to flee and others to drop to the ground,” the Dispatch writes.
Rep. Cori Bush, a Democrat, spreads disinformation about a “white supremacist” shooting in Ferguson she says she survived.
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 15, 2021
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