Rep. Bush sides with St. Louis inmate rioters

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Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., arrives at the House chamber to vote on a resolution to strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from her committee assignments because of her extremist views, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 8:34 AM PT – Monday, February 8, 2021

Missouri Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) is taking heat after she pledged to prioritize the needs of rioters who set fires and broke windows in a St. Louis jail.

The backlash came after the Democrat tweeted on Saturday, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and describing the prison takeover as simply “the language of the unheard.”

Many have pointed out that Bush’s argument is hypocritical as she was absolving the prisoners for their violent behavior when she was all too eager to condemn conservative demonstrators.

“I remember sitting in the office with my team and just thinking to myself…I feel like this was one of the days out there on the streets when the white supremacists would show up and start shooting at us,” the representative stated regarding protest at the U.S. Capitol.

The city of St. Louis is still working to repair fire and water damage after more than 100 inmates tried to take over the City Justice Center. One corrections officer was wounded and the city is determining whether to file additional charges against the inmates responsible.

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