A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its pants on – and Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) uses this to her advantage a lot. But the truth was pretty quick to catch up this time.
While the country waits for the Rittenhouse verdict, Bush tweeted out a fake story to remind everyone how racist and trigger-happy white people are.
According to Town Hall, “Bush claimed that, during the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, ‘white supremacists’ would snipe at her and other activists ‘near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered’ from behind a hill.”
After Bush was asked for evidence of the claim, her office released this statement: “While on the frontlines of the Ferguson Uprising, Congresswoman Bush and other activists were shot at by white supremacist vigilantes. The question we need to ask is why white supremacists feel empowered to open-carry rifles, incite violence, and put Black lives at risk across our country.”
So, no evidence then?
Ferguson Police Chief Frank McCall Jr. confirms that there’s no record of such an incident.
According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “McCall Jr. said Monday he didn’t know that there was any record of such an incident. ‘None that I’m aware of,’ he said, adding he wasn’t aware of any incidents that the tweet might be referencing.”