Search This Blog

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Black congressman: Speaking last at hearing like ‘being made to go to back of bus’

When all else was failing, a House Democratic leader played the race card against Republicans running Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond expressed his resentment at speaking towards the end of Sessions’ hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Richmond, Sen. Cory Booker and Congressman John Lewis all testified against Sessions’ nomination, essentially calling him a racist and alleging he is unfit to enforce America’s laws.

But before he could do that, he questioned the committee’s decision to put the malcontents last in the lineup.

“I want to express my concerns about being made to testify at the very end of the witness panels,” the Louisiana congressman said.

“To have a senator, a House member, and a living civil rights legend testify at the end of all of this is the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus,” he told senators.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee smiled and nodded in agreement behind him.

“It is a petty strategy and the record should reflect my consternation at the unprecedented process that brought us here,” Richmond said.

The post Black congressman: Speaking last at hearing like ‘being made to go to back of bus’ appeared first on The American Mirror.

Read More Here

No comments:

Post a Comment