During the confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) argued that putting Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative John Lewis (D-GA) at the end of the witness panels for Sessions’ hearing is “the equivalent of being made to go to the back of the bus.” Richmond said, “First, I want to express my concerns about being made to testify at the very end of the witness panels. To have a senator, a House member, and a living Civil Rights legend testify at the end of all of this, is
Comments: O M G!! This is so sickening, outrageous and disgusting! It appears that that racist Cedric Richmond is looking to replace Sharpton. Their behavior is just stunning. I wish they would stop it. They have never had it so good in this country and all they do is act like they are still living in the 50´s. Richmond is also the hack that said he would he would kick some rear ends if they again removed that filthy cop hating painting in the Capitol Building. I´m so sick of chaos and division all caused by Democrats!
No, it just shows that when you have to put up with racists, liars and rabblerousers, you either put them first to get it over with, or last to show your disdain. If Lewis was a civil rights champion, he would be singing the praises of Sessions, who prosecuted the Klan and broke them, and has never shown the least hint of racism. Lot more than most demoncrats have done.
The sorry spectacle for the world to see of these hearings are the reason why we are in the situation we are in. All of them are a disgrace to the country. They should be booted out no matter what. They represent why the French Revolution happened.
There is no situation or encounter, no matter how carefully planned and orchestrated (by both sides) from which some massive insult cannot be extracted and used to embarrass the Host and all the other Guests.
Grievance is a huge industry.
There is a great shhtruggle for who will be the next Captain of this Industry.
Cedric Richmond´s excuse is so yesterday. B O R I N G! Let´s move on to real business now that the Hoodlum-in-Chief and gone! Back benchers like Cedric are all too common and oh so B O R I N G! Go Trump!
The people who get to question last are in the BEST position, because they have the advantage of having heard everything that preceded them; of course, admitting that would take away their race baiting antics. Stupid is as stupid does, so said a famous fictitious movie character.
Wow..scraping the bottom of the barrel for race cards, are you? Pathetic. Reminds me of when Michelle Obama saw racism when a shorter woman asked her to reach for an item on the top shelf for her...yep, a real racist action.
The CBC´s relevance is drawing to a close now, so they are going to try extra hard to make some last ditch points. Maybe Booker kept his eyes shut during the testimony of lies he gave because he knew that Sessions was looking at him.
Booker tried to have it both ways, praising Sessions last year on video, and today with his lies. He cannot even look the man in the face while he is stabbing him in the back. And he thinks we will vote for him in 2020? Good luck.
Sometimes the back of the bus is just that. The back of the bus, no meaning and no insult to anyone.
The only reason Booker was allowed to testify was because of the color of his skin, certainly not the content of his character nor the expertise of his knowledge. Allowing a quota to be filled doesn´t mean the quota gets to pick the placement of the name cards at the dinner table.
If those members of the CBC "testifying" today are representative of the intelligence and integrity of Blacks in general, then it is no wonder that Blacks as a group in this country have progressed no more than they have. Until Blacks take ownership of their own actions and stop blaming everything on perceived racism they will continue to be on the Democrat plantation and lack respect from whites.
Lewis does not appear to understand the dichotomy of representing a self-segregating group of blacks and insisting that blacks be treated without regard for their race.
The great Thomas Sowell (who happens to be black) said:
“Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination.”
Lewis and Booker were honored to be allowed to be witnesses, yet they whine. It is incumbent on them to present a logical, factual, intellectually sound testimony to make their case. Instead the play victim and play the race card. It demeans their cause and demeans them personally.
Its hard to improve on the comments made by the OP. Richmond may be head of the CBC but thank God he really doesn´t represent the mindset of most African-Americans in this country...at least none I know and respect.
I thought John Lewis had reached his nadir when he refused to refute the false witnesses claiming that people yelled the N word as Nancy Pelosi staged her Giant Gavel parade to pound Obamacare down the nation´s throat. But here he reached a new low. The Civil Rights Legend has obviously outlived his moral compass as now he turns on a man he praised & held hands with, slandering his former friend. Shame, shame, what would Dr King say?
Servants should always ride in the back, and since all these so called politicians are public servants(wink wink) they should shut their pie holes. 1. The creature is not greater than the creator. (We the People) 2. The servant is not greater than the Master. (WE the People) 3. Those that are sent,to serve, are not greater than those that sent then. (We the People)
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