Represenative Cori Bush appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss herautobiography and the experiences that she had being homeless as a parent, domestic violence victim, and other challenges that she had getting to where she is. She also talked about her experiences with police officers that she says brutalized her.
“I remember the pain from all of it still today. And I’m not saying that that’s healthy. I am in therapy, but I remember the pain of being hungry and only making sure my children were eating. I remember the fear that I had of closing my eyes too long at night, sleeping in the car, afraid that one of my children wouldn’t wake up. I remember the pain of being brutalized by police officers where they threw my body up in the air and I landed on the ground and I was stomped. I won’t forget the pain. I remember the pain of all of those sexual assaults. The pain of the domestic violence when I was left for dead. I remember that, and I walk with that every single day because there are people going through that right now. And as I’m going to sleep at night, somebody is hurting, somebody is sleeping on the street, somebody is in an abusive relationship and we go on with our lives as if it doesn’t affect us. As if because if we don’t see it, it’s not a thing. Well, I feel it — I feel it so I’m going to continue to fight. As long as I breathe, I will fight for my people.”Cori Bush
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