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Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri declared on Independence Day that it was a great time to call for reparations.
"The Declaration of Independence was written by enslavers and didn't recognize Black people as human. Today is a great day to demand Reparations Now," Bush tweeted on Tuesday.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton responded to the left-wing lawmaker's tweet by calling her an "anti-American extremist."
"Ma'am, if you hate America so much - why don't you just leave? You are FREE to do so. And Delta is ready when you are," conservative radio host Todd Starnes tweeted.
Bush and other reparations advocates have pushed the "Reparations Now Resolution," which, among other elements, declares that the House "recognizes the responsibility of the Federal Government to provide reparations, in all necessary forms, including financial compensation, to rectify ongoing harms resulting from violations, by the Federal Government, of Black people’s human right to self-determination and freedom from discrimination, including with respect to housing, health, education, life, security of person, water and sanitation, and a healthy environment."
Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman tweeted on Tuesday, "This July 4th, we must remember that we stand on stolen land toiled by enslaved Africans and recommit ourselves to the fight for freedom, equality, & justice so that these ideals are accessible to everyone, not just a privileged few. We are not free until everyone is truly free."
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida claimed that those who view the country as an evil entity constructed on stolen land, and who take issue with the American flag, patriotic songs, and USA chants, are "nuts."
"Today we have many influential people who see America as an evil nation built on stolen land & who are offended by our [flag], patriotic songs & chants of USA," Rubio tweeted. "Please make sure your kids understand that those people may be rich,famous or have fancy degrees but they also happen to be nuts."
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.