Watch As This Chad Completely Obliterates Cori Bush's 'White Supremacist' Smear In 3 Minutes
Representative Cori Bush tried to paint a witness in an extremely unflattering light, but something tells me it didn't quite go as she'd hoped. The chairman actually allowed the witness to respond to Bush's attacks, and he proceeded to completely dismantle her dishonest narrative. Oopsies.
The witness was Alex Epstein, a philosopher and energy expert who was testifying about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Epstein is also the author of 'Fossil Future," a book that argues "global human flourishing requires more oil, coal, and natural gas - not less." So you can see why Cori Bush didn't exactly take a liking to him. And proceeded to smear him as a white supremacist. Naturally.
Bush brought up an old college newspaper article in which Epstein argued that Western culture is superior to all other cultures. She responded emotionally, saying, "We are not inferior to any culture, speaking as a descendant of one of those cultures [...] He came here to promote fossil fuels, which we know are disproportionately harming and killing black and brown people."
She also claimed he "espoused white supremacist views." Butsince Bush launched a direct attack on Epstein, the chairman allocated him an extra minute so he could respond. And he began by asking her to put the cards up again. Like an absolute boss.
He then explained, "What I argued and what I've argued for my entire adult life is that Western culture is superior in the sense that it promotes individualism and freedom. And I have fought my entire life for freedom around the world - including in Africa, including in Asia, including in India [...] There are different places around the world that are in many ways inferior. They have female genital mutilation. They have slavery. These are not as good as not mutilating female's genitals and not enslaving people."
He concluded, "The idea that freedom and reason and individualism only apply to people of certain skin colors, that is the actual original racist idea."
Beautiful. The only thing he was missing was a mic drop.