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Saturday, June 24, 2017

So Much for the New Civility! Racial Supremacist Congressman Threatens Colleague with Violence on the House Floor

N.S.: The alleged reporter, Cristina Marcos, buried her lede, indeed, buried the entire story!

One honest headline would have been the one I used. Another would have been, “Black Dem Congressman, Cedric Richmond, Threatens White congressman, Steve King with Violence on the House Floor.”

“Black Dem accuses Steve King of 'white privilege' in heated exchange” is completely dishonest, even though Hill operative Cristina Marcos would surely challenge me with, ‘Didn’t he accuse Steve King of “white privilege”?’

Her headline editor could also have honestly written, “Two Clothed and Shod Congressmen Exchange Sharp Words”


By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:24:00 A.M. EDT

Black Dem accuses Steve King of 'white privilege' in heated exchange
By Cristina Marcos
June 22, 2017, 1:22 P.M. EDT
The Hill

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus accused Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who’s faced criticism in the past for racially charged comments, of bias stemming from “white privilege.”

King was offering an amendment to legislation considered in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that speeds up the return of unaccompanied immigrant children to their home countries if they haven’t been subject to human trafficking and aren’t at risk of persecution.

King’s amendment would require the Justice Department to report to Congress on crimes committed by the unaccompanied immigrant children following their release from Department of Homeland Security custody.

He began citing statistics comparing the violent death rate in El Salvador to the homicide rate in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who represents New Orleans and leads the Black Caucus, quickly interrupted.

“We’re going to lose all civility in this committee if he thinks it’s appropriate to compare New Orleans to Guatemala,” Richmond said.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) tried to be diplomatic. “The gentleman from Iowa has the right to make a statistical comparison between two locations,” he said.

But Richmond said it was inappropriate for King to compare New Orleans, which has a large African American population, to a country in Central America where people are fleeing violence.

“It’s not appropriate. It’s insensitive. And it’s nothing more than traditional white privilege of ‘let me criticize a minority city,’” Richmond said angrily.

“If the gentleman persists on it, then let’s go in the back and have the conversation about New Orleans,” he added. “If it takes walking across over there, then I’m prepared to do that, too.”

Richmond noted that lawmakers had been calling for more political civility in the wake of last week’s shooting at the GOP baseball practice, emphasizing that “words and actions have consequences.”

Goodlatte defended King’s right to compare the statistical data.

“Words have consequences. So do statistics, and so do arguments. This is the place to do it under the rules of the House,” Goodlatte said, yielding back to King.


GRA: The truth hit a bullseye, right on Richmond's noggin. Go get 'em, King.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

“'We’re going to lose all civility in this committee if he thinks it’s appropriate to compare New Orleans to Guatemala,' Richmond said."


Correct. The Guatemalans would be highly offended, and rightly so, to be compared to New Orleans.

Anonymous said...

There are none so privileged in this world than are blacks, especially blacks of the black caucus. An item of proof of this would be a member of the black caucus thinking it is perfectly normal to threaten a White senator on the floor of congress who is going about his business.
One would be hard pressed to find any city with as high of a murder rate as the majority black city of New Orleans, LA. There are a few but not many. The black doesn't mind NO high murder rate, just don't point it out.

Anonymous said...

some more black privilege. a nigger with a job.

Anonymous said...

There's actually a video of this exchange--on liberal websites!They send their crap to me via Google with the slant that King is out of line.
"Watch racist King get straightened out by New Orleans rep".
MY take on it is,the nig congressman wanted to fight Steve King--or worse.Attempted intimidation and a fight.He just couldn't handle the truth about his minority/majority city being a cesspool of black crime.
"Don't pick on us,don't you know weeze all black in New Orlins.What else can you expect from us?"
By his argument,the black rep affirmed what King was presenting--he just didn't want to admit it.Would have served him better to just shut up.
--GR Anonymous