It’s a trope that never gets old with the Democrat Party.
Democrats are consistently reduced to the base argument that those who oppose their political views are simply racist.
Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) pulled out the ol’ reliable race card that his party relies on so often when they can’t seem to win an argument. (Or an election, for that matter.)
On the floor of the House, Jeffries declared that every racist in America supported Donald Trump for President.
“Many of us are wondering, why were so many people who worshiped at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trump’s campaign?” Jeffries asked.
“We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump,” he exclaimed.
Via the Daily Caller:
The congressman from New York was delivering a speech on the House floor Monday when he went on a rant about white supremacy and hate crimes being perpetuated by Trump’s presidency.
“We’re wondering why were so many people who worship at the altar of white supremacy drawn to Donald Trump’s campaign?” Jeffries asked. “What was it about this individual that so many folks dripping in hatred flocked to his candidacy?”
Jeffries tried to qualify his statements but somehow ended up going even further left.
“That’s not to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist,” he asserted. “We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump.”
Jeffries was immediately admonished on the floor for his remarks.
“The gentleman is refrained to engage in personalities,” said the Speaker Pro Tempore.
It’s not the first time Jeffries used such ignorant, inflammatory language to define supporters of President Trump.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) February 1, 2017
This is an odd statement coming from a man who readily admitted that his own party had taken advantage of black voters, which was one of the reasons many who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 cast their vote for Trump in 2016.
How would you respond to Congressman Jeffries’s assertion that every racist in America voted for Trump? Share your comments below!