Democrat Congressman: GOP Spews ‘Racist Trash’ – DC Watchdog

Democrat Congressman: GOP Spews ‘Racist Trash’

Democrat Congressman Mondaire Jones of New York created so much ugliness on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives during the debate over granting statehood to the District of Columbia (see video below) that he was forced to have his remarks stricken from the record – a punishment that only happens a few times a year.

Among his statements were the following:

  • I have had enough of my colleagues’ racist insinuations that somehow the people of Washington D.C. are incapable or even unworthy of our democracy.”
  • “The truth is there is no good faith argument for disenfranchising 700,000 people, most of whom are people of color.”
  • The GOP’s “desperate objections are about fear. Fear that in D.C., their white supremacist politics will no longer play. Fear that soon enough, white supremacist politics won’t work anywhere in America. Fear that if they don’t rig our democracy, they will not win.”
  • “My goodness. With all the racist trash my colleagues have brought to this debate, I can see why my colleagues are worried about a place to put it.

Watch the video below (we don’t endorse the captions on the video, but it was the video we could obtain for you to see) and then share your thoughts by emailing our editor at [email protected]. Do you agree or disagree with Rep. Jones’s statements?