U.S. Lawmaker Sleeps Outside The Capitol Following Eviction

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U.S. Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) speaks to reporters about the upcoming expiration of the pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions from the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Saturday (Photo credit: Reuters)

U.S. Representative Cori Bush, who was evicted three times and lived in her car with her two children before her career in politics, spent a sleepless night on the U.S. Capitol steps to protest the end on Saturday of a pandemic freeze on evictions.

Bush, a progressive Democrat who won her Missouri seat last year, managed about an hour of sleep sitting upright on a camp chair.

Three other progressive lawmakers – Representatives Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – showed up to support her.

Bush remained outside the Capitol on Saturday afternoon urging an Instagram audience to join her demand that Congress, President Joe Biden or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stop the moratorium from expiring.

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