Former Black Panther Illinois rep announces exit from the House

A former top official with the Black Panthers is the more recent representative to join the group of Democrats exiting the House of Representatives. 

According to a report in Front Page Mag, the fan of Fidel Castro will be leaving to “spend more time with his grandchildren.”

“This sudden desire to spend time with his family coincides with the desires of many other Dems to spend time with their families, house pets, and Swiss bank accounts,” the publication reported.

The representative has been a firebrand since his early days in public provocation, including during his tie with the Black Panthers when he made less than vailed threats against those outside the Black community:

“We plan to arm the total black community so when the pigs come down on us, we will be equal… we advocate offensive violence against the power structure,” Rush threatened.

That wasn’t his only time to attempt to stoke the fires of racism, according to FPM. Rush has since accessed Republicans of wanting a race war, while seeming to lean into the potential conflict himself:

“The former Black Panther Deputy Minister of Defense never got around to arming all blacks,” FPM reported. “Or anyone. After his son, named after Black Panther, Huey P. Newton, was shot over drugs, he began campaigning to ban all guns.”

However, the soon-to-be-former-representative did reportedly find ways to cash in on his office where he was supposedly serving the people of Illinois:

“Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.) has paid both his wife and the church he founded hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffers since 2002, campaign finance records show,” FPM reported.