Democrat Rep. Cori Bush took things for a turn during a recent House committee hearing regarding fossil fuels on Wednesday when she accused one of the witnesses of being a racist.
Before things went off the rails, Bush started her opening statement by first going after the oil industry at large before intentionally derailing the topic by accusing an unidentified witness as being a white supremacist.
“If House Republicans actually cared about preventing an energy and economic crisis from happening, they would commit to investing in renewable energy,” she said. “Unfortunately, there are no serious proposals being offered. Rising inflation, caused by Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 related supply chain shortages, combined with dangerous corporate greed and reliance on fossil fuels, has left the United States in a tenuous position.”
From there, she further criticized her GOP peers for bringing in “for-profit think tanks and oil-titans” that aim to allegedly maximize profits at the expense of lower income minorities.
At that point, she pulled out the race-card.
WATCH Ranking Member @RepCori deliver her opening statement during today’s @GOPoversight absurd hearing to promote Big Oil policies and defend America’s reliance on fossil fuels: pic.twitter.com/IZXpbAUA4P
— Oversight Committee Democrats (@OversightDems) March 8, 2023
RELATED: A Non-Binary Oklahoma Democrat Tried Harboring a Fugitive Who Assaulted a Police Officer – Now She’s Been Censured
Racist Big Oil?
According to Bush during the hearing, “One of these so-called ‘energy experts’ is a philosopher who has previously espoused white supremacist views.”
“For instance, in his 2000 college newspaper, he wrote ‘the African and American studies department has 23 classes and many of these classes African culture is presented not as…” Bush said before another member of the committee began to cut her off.
“Mr. Chairman, I ask the gentlelady’s words be taken down,” said Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert. “She just called the witness a white supremacist.”
“No, I referred to the words, not to the person,” Bush replied.
“The gentlelady is referring to the witness statement and referred to him as a white supremacist, I would like a parliamentary decree having the gentlelady’s words taken down,” Boebert requested.
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
Boebert continued by asking the chairman if it was “appropriate for ranking members to show respect to the witnesses who are here, present in the room today?”
“I would like that sentiment to be expressed and the members reminded to show respect to our witnesses who are here today.”
RELATED: House Ethics Committee Finds ‘Substantial Reason to Believe’ AOC Improperly Accepted Gifts, May Have Violated Federal Law
What Were The ‘Racist’ Remarks?
Bush was allowed to continue speaking from that point on, “As I was saying, the African and African-American Studies Department, this is the quote, ‘has 23 classes in many of these classes, African culture is presented not as inferior to Western culture, but as one equal footing with it in other departments. The same is done with Latin American, Indian, and American Indian culture’.”
She continued, adding that “When confronted about these views over two decades later, rather than disavow them, he doubled down on this narrative saying, quote, ‘It has nothing to do with skin color. I was arguing that those cultures overall are inferior to Western culture.’ We are not inferior to any culture. Speaking as the descendant of one of those cultures, this is the witness the Republicans invited to discuss issues of energy security.”
Bush was referencing opinions made by Alex Epstein, the president of the Center for Industrial Progress.
What are your thoughts on Bush taking a hearing based on fossil fuels and turning it into a debate regarding race? Let us know in the comments below and across social media.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #3 on Feedspot’s “100 Best Political Blogs and Websites.”
Read this Next on ThePoliticalInsider.comU.S. Senate Widely Rejects Democrats D.C. Crime Plan
Leave a Comment
COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.
As usaal these black people cant have a discussion about anything without depending on the race card
Cori Bush is a ghetto queen, an immature child who refuses to deal with real adult issues. She complains about her vanity of her race and ideology and cannot see beyond herself.
The state of sub saharan Africa says it is markedly inferior. You don’t see hordes of people fleeing America for Africa now do ya Corey?
People like Cori Bush is an idiot and we don’t need racist people like her serving in government because they don’t have a clue what it means that is service to there fellow man and that it requires humility and self sacrifice and there are a lot of people in government right now who are not qualified to serve like the politicians who say there republican get elected and then only vote Democrat should be removed from office just because your a politician or government employee doesn’t mean you can break the law and not be held accountable Biden should be in jail they have the proof to impeach him and then some if they had a fraction of this kind of evidence on Trump they would hang him but they let Biden get away with breaking the law over and over and do nothing it is way past time to hold these anti American communist accountable
It’s obvious that she, and no one else in the room is the real racist. It’s sad that an elected official still uses this inappropriate cliché to get out of jail.
Bush is the racist and a thief!
Someone should ask the racist, Bush to define a “White Supremicist” or shut up.
Quiet would follow.
I hate to be generous but she is just a tw*twaffle and The People allow it.
Can we please require potential Congressman to take an IQ test before they’re allowed to run?!!
Let her talk…see keep making the hole bigger using her stupidity as a shovel
Isn’t she the one who scammed a bunch of money over to her lover disguised as security payments?
Cori Bush – you are the racist and the stereotypical mad black woman!!
She has lots of role models starting with mad Maxine
Which culture made its adherents wealthiest and most long-lived? just wondering… The questioner seems to want making evaluations of a culture to become some sort of immoral act or thought. If the questioner claims that all cultures are equal, then she has just made an evaluation, albeit superficial.
Bush keeps showing she so stupid and uneducated on being a congress member. She has done NOTHING for her district but cause problems! If she care enough about them she would try improvements in the district. But NO! It RACIST AND HATE TOWARD WHITE PEOPLE! She a prime example of the PROBLEM IN THE BLACK CULTURE!
Obtusely like Dilbert creator stated. Blacks with hostility to whites ARE A Hate Grouplike the KKK> Including ludicrous rep Bush. seriously !!
Cori Bush is Bush League and e everybody knows it, probably including her.
If she wasn’t racist, she’d be nothing at all….
Cori Bush is an ignorant know nothing that is in congress because too many persons in her district do not care they have classless representation. She demands security for bigoted self but wants the people she represents to be victims of crimes caused because there is inefficient Police protection.
clearly she has her own big agenda , coupled with a very tiny brain
She is such a waste of human skin.
It is more than obvious that what we are seeing here is a form of Obsessive Compulsive behavior. As the Paranoid sees enemies around every corner, Ms. Bush is compelled to call everyone who doesn’t sign-on to her delusion a White Supremacist. I believe the Psychology PhDs in the audience will recognize this particular flavor of psychosis. I hope she is seeing a Therapist, after all, our tax money makes them available to our ruling class at no cost to them.
LOW IQ. Is that Racist?
She is and always has been a racist pig.
“When one is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”, as the olde saying goes.
Typical democrat BS. If they can’t turn the topic to racism, they have nothing to contribute to a civil debate.
Well…. That happened.
“tenuous” is a big word, for a sub-human race grifter
They have beaten that horse so many times, the race card is dead.
That’s all they’ve got
those cultures never invented the wheel or other signs of higher culture, so then how are they equal to Western culture?
Ladies and Gentlemen, behold my bat-sh!t crazy US Rep!!
Bush is a disgrace!
Hi Remso! Great piece! Unfortunately she is my congresswoman. I can’t even with her…..