In St. Louis, Missouri, Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush has scored a major political upset, defeating 10-term Congressmember Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary. Clay and his father had held the seat for half a century. His father was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Cori Bush is a formerly homeless African American woman who helped lead protests in Ferguson after the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Bernie Sanders was the only member of Congress to endorse Bush ahead of the election, though she also received the backing of Justice Democrats and the Sunrise Movement. This is Cori Bush speaking last night.
Cori Bush: “This summer, after George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop and so many more were taken from us, millions of people have taken to the streets around the world to join us, to join those who had said, for years, starting in this place, that Black lives matter.”