Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) slept on the Capitol steps for three days to draw attention to the lapsing eviction moratorium, but her hometown newspaper in St. Louis thought her efforts were absurd.
Writing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Tuesday, the Editorial Board wrote, "While simulating homelessness on the steps of the Capitol, Bush tweeted a demand that President Joe Biden 'extend the eviction moratorium' and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer force legislative action. It's as if she believes those three can wave their wands and magically make things better."
The problem is that is exactly what happened. Now the Post-Dispatch editorial board is being humiliated after the CDC halted evictions in several regions of the United States.
One of the biggest problems is that there are billions of dollars available for landlords and renters, but very little of it has been given to those who need it. Bush said after her victory that she's headed back to the district to help people there access the funds.
Bush says she plans to go home to St. Louis to help constituents access the emergency rental assistance following t… https://t.co/HKxxQOaUkt— Bryan Lowry (@Bryan Lowry) 1628029000.0
Either way, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch should probably hold back on counting out Cori Bush.
See the comments below:
Hey, @stltoday did you write her off because she is a Black woman? Never mind. Don’t answer. Maybe more diversity o… https://t.co/liQWKihZ5c— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub) 1628038198.0
well, the so-called "paper of record" for st louis shows its ass yet again https://t.co/VwCKFkyXNG— Leslie 🏴🚩 ooh-kaa-chew-koo (@Leslie 🏴🚩 ooh-kaa-chew-koo) 1628039265.0
Donkey of the day material https://t.co/rcuNQ8HcOb— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1628039724.0
Lol. They published this 3 hours ago. https://t.co/D5yqdKElJ7 https://t.co/JC8Kk8glxI— Sawyer Hackett (@Sawyer Hackett) 1628036901.0
Incredible work from the St. Louis paper of record. https://t.co/kKRj1E4OpD— Waleed Shahid (@Waleed Shahid) 1628031128.0
Amazing timing from Rep Cori Bush’s hometown St. Louis paper https://t.co/ZSggpJSrVy— Drogon (@Drogon) 1628035510.0
“Cori Bush’s antics.” How demeaning, dismissive, & undignified a piece from St. Louis’s @PDEditorial board. This is… https://t.co/18OKK0Re7N— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1628040859.0
@PDEditorial The content here is, amazingly, even worse than the timing. The Post-Dispatch editorial board thinks t… https://t.co/UoGOBqx3ZO— Andrew Hume (@Andrew Hume) 1628037959.0
@PDEditorial Seriously, how did your editorial board form an *opinion* about how well @RepCori understands federal law— Walter Thompson (@Walter Thompson) 1628032274.0
@People4Bernie @PDEditorial Yessss, 100%! Let's all put in our support for @CoriBush! She had to sleep & freeze her… https://t.co/85GwfzDZfW— Nasim Almuntaser (@Nasim Almuntaser) 1628041458.0
@DennisPerkins5 @PDEditorial Doesn't look like she's doing too bad she helped get an an extension to the eviction moratorium.— Steve Rogers 💙 The vaccine turned me into this! (@Steve Rogers 💙 The vaccine turned me into this!) 1628030633.0
@PDEditorial Narrator: They changed political reality— Irreverent Testimony (@Irreverent Testimony) 1628038377.0