Representative Cori Bush (D-MO), one of the latest additions to “the Squad” in Congress, has become outraged after a St. Louis couple was pardoned by Mike Parson, the Republican Governor of Missouri. Bush, who is a fierce advocate for Black Lives Matter (BLM), was incensed that the McCloskey family brandished firearms at rioters who marched through their private, residential neighborhood last year.
“[Mark McCloskey’s] day will come,” Bush boomed.
Bush herself had been taking part in the aggressive BLM march that paraded down the neighborhood, which is why she has apparently taken such offense to the pardon.
Referring to Governor Parson’s pardon of the McCloskeys as “absolutely unbelievable,” Bush proceeded to rant and rave about the couple, Mark McCloskey in particular.
Assailing him as “an absolute liar,” Bush claims that he “has spat on [her] name,” which is why “his day will come.”
In addition, Bush railed against Mark McCloskey for “hurting the very people that are out trying to save lives,” which is why he apparently “will not be successful” in all the endeavors that he is pursuing.
Bush also asserted that he can try, though she refuses to “stand by and allow him or [the] governor” to interfere with BLM, who she claims “are doing the work that they should be doing,” though Bush did not elaborate at length abut the exact nature of the work.
Rep. @CoriBush, who took part in trespassing on the McCloskeys’ property, threatens the family after they received a gubernatorial pardon: "Mark McCloskey is an absolute liar. He has spat on my name. And because of that, his day will come." pic.twitter.com/XEe5DNOxKM
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 4, 2021
The “Squad” progressive became so dramatic and emotional over the course of her remarks that she briefly looked away from the camera in order to compose herself. However, the media host, Brianna Keller, praised Bush for how “very strongly” she apparently feels about the McCloskey pardon.
The McCloskeys, Mark and Patricia, had pled guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming back to a June 2020 altercation with BLM. They were subsequently ordered to pay fines.
The controversy emerged after various viral videos depicted the McCloskeys standing outside their houses, waving a handgun and an AR-15, as BLM protestors stalked towards their home in a menacing manner.
For this reason, Mark McCloskey has doubled down on his and his wife’s defense of their private property, noting that the pardon was “a correction of something that should have never happened in the first place.”
Aside from the McCloskeys, nine other BLM protestors were given citations for trespassing onto private property. However, prosecutors have yet to move forward with these charges.
The McCloskeys also noted that the BLM demonstrators broke down gates in order to access the private street, promptly threatening the residents within afterwards.
However, prosecutors have claimed that BLM engaged in a peaceful protest.