In recent weeks, US Congresswoman Cori Bush from St. Louis has been seen publicly with individuals and organizations involved in antisemitic acts. Also, her remarks on issues related to Israel and the Jewish community indicate where her loyalty lies.
Despite growing concerns over rising antisemitic acts and the need for political leaders to condemn such bigotry, Congresswoman Bush has continued with her antisemitic acts. A closer look into Congresswoman Bush’s alliances reveals troubling connections. Notably, Nathaniel Davis III, also known as Aha Sen Piankhy, works as her bodyguard and has been a vocal propagator of antisemitic conspiracy theories.
Piankhy’s baseless claims have raised questions about Bush’s judgment in her choice of associates. Such claims include accusations that Jews were behind the creation of COVID-19 to infect and kill every living human. Furthermore, Bush’s associations with other known antisemites, such as Neveen Ayesh and Linda Sarsour, show her true alliances.
Ayesh has vocally expressed backing for the brutality against Jews and supported several terror organizations like Hamas and Sarsour. She is also known for her history of antisemitic rhetoric and advocacy for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Hence, Bush’s connections to these individuals raise serious concerns about her commitment (as a lawmaker) to combating antisemitism.
Patterns And Statements
Bush’s voting record on issues related to Israel and antisemitism has also come under scrutiny. She has taken controversial stances on various occasions, raising eyebrows among her fellow lawmakers. For instance, on May 28, 2021, Bush refused to sign a letter of support to President Joe Biden aimed at combating antisemitism.
Additionally, she voted against funding for the Iron Dome, a crucial defense system protecting millions of Jews and Arabs in Israel. Furthermore, her decision to vote against establishing an ambassador envoy after the Abraham Accords has raised questions about her commitment to promoting stability in the region.
This Accord is an initiative to foster peace between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East. Moreover, Bush’s vote against condemning all forms of antisemitism and her support for measures like BDS, which seek to harm Israel economically, have further shown her stance on antisemitism and her priorities as a lawmaker.
Department Of Justice’s Investigation
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice announced last month that it was investigating Congresswoman Bush over alleged misuse of campaign funds. Also, a popular media outlet’s research into Bush’s campaign spending revealed that she allocated nearly $757K towards security measures during her 2018 congressional campaign.
However, she argued that her “right-wing” opponents were making unfounded allegations against her. She further said that the independent Office of Congressional Ethics had conducted an investigation and unanimously cleared her of wrongdoing.
However, it is worth noting that the bipartisan House Ethics Committee has yet to conclude its inquiry. This development has raised additional questions about the nature of her financial activities and political agenda, including whether she used part of these funds to further her antisemitic sentiments.
As more details about this investigation unfold, there will be more details about Congresswoman Bush’s role regarding antisemitism in the political arena.
A Call For Accountability
Congresswoman Bush’s antisemitic affiliations highlight the importance of holding elected officials accountable for their actions. As antisemitism continues to be a pressing issue both domestically and internationally, political leaders need to condemn bigotry in all its forms at all times and work towards fostering understanding and tolerance among all communities.