Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush praised the Black Lives Issue activist who advocated"passing" for police officers from 2014 and tweeted the BLM chant"pigs in a blanket 'em such as bacon."
Bush, a newly minted member of the"group," compared the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza using the Black Lives Issue movement during a speech on the House floor Thursday, representing the life of Bassem Masri, who died in 2018.
Bush explained Masri as a"St. Louis Palestinian," noting how he garnered nationwide attention for streaming heated exchanges between himself and Ferguson police officers following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown Jr..
Masri was among those detained on a variety of charges after demonstrations beyond the Ferguson Police Department at November 2014. Just 1 month later, Masri tweeted what turned into a notorious BLM phrase:"Pigs in a blanket, fry'em such as bacon."
"As a Palestinian, he was prepared to resist, to rebel, to rise up with us as our St. Louis community mourned Mike Brown, Jr.'s state sanctioned murder, as we needed a stop to this militarized police occupation of our communities," Bush said in an address to lawmakers on Thursday. "Palestinians know what nation violence, militarized policing, and occupation of the communities look like."
"So when heavily militarized police forces showed in Ferguson in 2014, Bassem and so many others of the St. Louis Palestinian community, our Allied allies showed up also," she continued.
Cell phone footage recorded in a live stream on Oct. 8, 2014, revealed a bunch of people surrounding police officers in St. Louis as a single person yelled obscenities, the local FOX affiliate reported.
"Coward directly pig out here b--! You have ta go. Your life is at risk homie," one man yelled in a police officer. The man crying was Masri, who then asked an officer,"What happens when we take your gun?"
Masri told police officers,"I am praying for your death and your departure and your death and your passing," as he pointed at one after another.
Even the St. Louis activist afterwards told a local FOX affiliate,"When the citizen is pissed, you do not look at the citizen and state'oh he's bad, he's a terrorist' you look at the police and say'how come this guy is angry at y’all'."
"I really don't want to get hurt. I don`t would like to go to jail," he added. "I'm a citizen who's angry."
Masri died in 2018 from what Bush explained inside her floor speech as a"health crisis"
The Missouri Democrat continued her address by comparing the events that led to the Black Lives Issue movement to the recent fatal rocket fire in the Middle East.
Bush suggested diverting funds utilized to bolster Israeli army assistance to St. Louis communities instead.
The Israeli and Palestinian death toll has steadily increased since fighting started Monday, with 122 people dead in Gaza and at least eight people dead in Israel, in accordance with the BBC.
Bush's office didn't respond to Fox News in time for the publication.