In a long, rambling and inaccurate statement, Rep. Richmond suggested that, not only is Jeff Sessions a racist, but also the entire GOP.
On Wednesday, Richmond was one of three congressmen to testify against Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be attorney general. Richmond joined John Lewis and Cory Booker in an unprecedented move to testify against a congressional colleague.
“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. It is a petty strategy, and the record should reflect my consternation at the unprecedented process that brought us here…,” Richmond said.
He added, “My record on equality speaks itself, and I do not mind being last. But to have a living legend like John Lewis handled in such a fashion is beyond the pale, and a message sent by this process is duly noted by me and the 49 members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the 78 million Americans we represent and the over 17 African-Americans that we represent.”
The legend he was talking about was Rep. Lewis who is as hard-left as they come and he was not last.
All three men are leftists. This isn’t about race, it’s about leftists using race as an impenetrable cloak. They can’t be criticized or the racist label is applied. Leftists go mainstream with ruses like this.
During the nomination hearings, attacks on the GOP and Jeff Sessions as racists were ongoing.