Cori Bush on Her Shock When Members of Congress Called Her ‘Breonna Taylor': ‘Is This Serious?’ | PRO Video

Representative-elect recalls how lawmakers thought her name was Breonna Taylor after she wore a mask bearing slain women’s name

Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush says her very first interactions with other newly-elected lawmakers in Washington D.C. show the need for greater diversity in Congress.

Bush shared an anecdote with journalist Soledad O’Brien during TheWrap’s Power Women Summit 2020 on Thursday, recalling that her peers at congressional orientation thought her name was Breonna Taylor because her face mask bore the name of the Black woman who was killed by police earlier this year.

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Lindsey Ellefson

Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n