“HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT”
Cori Bush spends night protesting outside US Capitol, gets support from Squad allies Omar, Pressley
Cori Bush, evicted three times and lived in her car with her two children before becoming a Congresswoman spent a sleepless night Capitol steps to protest the end of a pandemic freeze on evictions.
The Missouri congresswoman said she was opposing the end of the coronavirus-related eviction moratorium
“Millions are at risk of being removed from their homes, and a Democratic-controlled government has the power to stop it,” Bush tweeted around 1 a.m. ET Saturday. “Extend the eviction moratorium now.”
She posted a photo of herself with fellow progressive Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. She said she had written to other Democratic lawmakers, inviting them to join her on the stairs and claimed more people were showing up in Saturday’s predawn hours.
Pressley and Omar both posted supportive tweets, saying “We are here!” and “We’ve got you, Sis.”
Earlier she tweeted, “Many of my Democratic colleagues chose to go on vacation early today rather than staying to vote to keep people in their homes. I’ll be sleeping outside the Capitol tonight. We’ve still got work to do.”