Democrat Leader Calls the GOP the Party of “Racism”

From the Daily Caller News Foundation:

Trending: Democratic Dunce Calls for “Something to Happen” to POTUS!

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison said Republicans today are “the party of racism” at a conference for progressives Friday afternoon.

Ellison, who serves as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, accused the GOP of holding racism up as an ideal in the address at the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Ga.

take our poll - story continues below

Should Brett Kavanaugh withdraw over sexual misconduct allegations?

  • Should Brett Kavanaugh withdraw over sexual misconduct allegations?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Constitution updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

“By the way, you hear Republicans and they say they are the ‘party of Lincoln,’” Ellison said. “He wouldn’t recognize these guys. The Republican Party today is the party of racism. I’m not saying every Republican is a racist, but I’m saying that their party does hold that up. That is sort of the deal.”

Ellison went on to claim the Democratic Party has protected civil rights for years by passing the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

Netroots Nation, a progressive organization, hosts yearly conferences for young progressives to give them training on activism.

The conference usually draws bloggers, organizers and leaders to host panels, online training and networking.

Last year’s Netroot Nations conference featured a panel on blackness that sought to examine the “systematic oppression of African Americans in the United States.”

One of the speakers, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, said Americans should question whether police need to exist at all.

“Ask: ‘Why do they exist?’ What is their role in the context of black community given that their primary role has been about protecting elite and protecting global capital in the context of resources and its obsession with looting and riots?” Sekou asked.

Constitution.com 🇺🇸

I am the supreme law of the United States. Originally comprising seven articles, I delineate the national frame of government. My first three articles entrench the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress; the executive, consisting of the President; and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Articles Four, Five and Six entrench concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments and of the states in relationship to the federal government. Article Seven establishes the procedure subsequently used by the thirteen States to ratify it. I am regarded as the oldest written and codified constitution in force of the world.

Please leave your comments below

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.