Rep. Cory Bush, D-Mo. appeared to accuse his Republican colleagues of spreading “white supremacy” at a congressional hearing on LGBT hate crimes on Wednesday.
The House Oversight and Reforms Committee heard from witnesses, including victims of the Club Q and Pulse nightclub shootings, as well as LGBT community activists and crime experts. Bush took the microphone after hours of testimony and appeared to attack his fellow Republicans.
“Thank you, ma’am, for calling this important hearing, and let me say to the witnesses, thank you for showing up. Thank you for staying and sorry for listening to white people rear their ugly heads, you know, during this hearing,” Bush said.
Rep. James Comer, R-KY, was immediately upset as the ranking member on the committee.
“It’s—here, Madam Chair. I mean, my God,” Comer Bush said as he continued to speak.
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After Bush finished his five-minute questioning, Comer raised the issue again.
“You know, I’m not going to comment on what Mrs. Bush said, but I will say this: crime is going to be a top priority for the Republicans on this committee in the next Congress, and maybe Mrs. Bush will come. “Give us some pointers on how he’s reduced crime in St. Louis since he’s been in Congress and his ideas for further reducing crime in St. Louis — wait a minute, St. Louis has the highest crime rate in America,” Comer said. .
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Comer is in line to become chairman of the House Oversight Committee when Republicans take control of the House on Jan. 3.
Bush’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
Bush is one of the most controversial members of Congress and is often in the spotlight for his attacks on police in the US.
Many have accused Bush of hypocrisy on this issue, but he spent nearly $500,000 in campaign funds on personal security.
Bush’s attacks on the police have even drawn backlash from some Democrats, who say the revelations could hurt the party in the election.