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Incoming Congresswoman Cori Bush, RN, was surprised when Republicans on Capitol Hill mistakenly referred to her as "Breonna Taylor."

Bush said Republican lawmakers repeatedly addressed her as "Breonna Taylor" during her first day on the Hill when congressional lawmakers met their newly-elected colleagues for the first time.

She was surprised to learn that her fellow lawmakers didn't know who Breonna Taylor was.

Taylor died in her Louisville home in March during a botched raid by three undercover police officers who were searching for a drug suspect.

Bush, who is Black, said she was hurt that some of her white colleagues in Congress had never heard of Breonna Taylor -- despite violent protests that dominated the news cycle every day over the summer.

"To arrive at Congress to find out that several Republican colleagues do not know her name is not only shocking, but incredibly hurtful," she said.

"I didn't hear it once; I didn't hear it twice, I heard it several times," Bush told NBC News on Friday.

Bush, a registered nurse, pastor, and activist from St. Louis, Missouri, said lawmakers were confused by her black cloth mask printed with Taylor's name in white letters.

But not everyone is buying that excuse.

"How can anyone mistake anyone who's alive to the late Breonna Taylor," asked Charlamagne tha god on the Breakfast Club morning show.

Bush defeated 20-year incumbent William Lacy Clay in the August Democratic primary. She built a name for herself as a Black Lives Matter activist during the 2014 Ferguson riots.
 

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Katie Hill resigned from Congress after a series of embarrassing photo leaks and salacious details about her private life were published online.

"It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress," she wrote in a statement on Sunday. "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."

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The freshman Democratic Congresswoman made headlines after leaked photos showed her smoking a bong while naked.

London's Daily Mail published the photos along with scandalous details that Hill, who is married, carried on sexual affairs with male and female Capitol Hill interns.

The U.S. news media immediately defended Hill, calling the photos "revenge porn" and saying she participated in "consensual, non-monogamous" affairs. The media said society should remove the stigma from "consensual non-monogamous" relationships.

Hill, who is seeking a divorce, blamed her husband for leaking the photos and the salacious details about her private life, Newsweek.com reports.

"During the final tumultuous years of my abusive marriage, I became involved in a relationship with someone in my campaign," she said in a statement.

"Even a consensual relationship with a subordinate is inappropriate, but I still allowed it to happen despite my better judgement. For that, I apologize."

Capitol Hill police launched a probe into the leaked nude photos after the 32-year-old Congresswoman asked them to investigate if any laws were broken.

Hill's lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to the Daily Mail and other blogs that published the photos.

The letter informed the Daily Mail that "The California Penal Code accordingly makes it a criminal offense to 'intentionally distribute the image of the intimate body part or parts of another identifiable person.'"

The scandalous photos are still live on the Daily Mail's website.

Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib (not pictured) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who call themselves "the Squad", conducted a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Monday to respond to comments tweeted by President Donald Trump.

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