Over the past few weeks, members of the Congressional Black Caucus (an organization that excludes people from joining based on skin color) held job fair town hall events across the country. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) told the attendees of his event that members of the Tea Party in congress would like to see “us hanging on a tree”. Carson is the congressman who started the myth that Tea Party protesters hurled racial slurs at he and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on the day of the ObamaCare vote.
Allen West Considers leaving the Black Caucus
Rep. Allen West, the no-nonsense GOP congressman from Florida, said he’s considering dropping out of the Congressional Black Caucus after hearing audio of vitriolic, anti-Tea Party language exposed in a Blaze video Tuesday.
Allen West Responds to Blaze Audio: I’m Considering Quitting the Congressional Black Caucus
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning, West said that he thinks the caucus is not in tune to the true problems of the black community and is also concerned about the rhetoric its members are engaging in.
“I think that what you see is a desire to not recognize some of the serious problems that are in the black community,” West said. He later continued, “And to try to all the sudden have a scapegoat called the Tea Party is what you saw after the S&P downgrade … that’s just a distraction.”
He went on to praise the Tea Party for standing for “basic” constitutional principles.
(Source The Blaze)
MSNBC Anchor Tamron Hall Moderated
Miami’s town hall, which takes place at 6 p.m. at Mount Herman AME Church in Miami Gardens, was set to include several Caucus members, along with Don Graves, the Executive Director of the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall will moderate.