A Democratic congressman has made an appalling statement about people who voted for President Donald Trump. It wasn’t a mere emotional slip of the tongue – it was a statement made on the floor of the House of Representatives. And it was all caught on video.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) stood on the floor of the House of Representatives Monday night and made the argument that Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies attract racists. He said every racist in America voted for Donald Trump, while trying then to say that not all Trump voters were racist.
Jeffries seems to forget that his party’s nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, once referred to young black men as criminal “superpredators.”
Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries claimed that “every racist in America voted for Donald Trump” during House proceedings Monday evening.
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.”
“This president has a responsibility to address the rise in hate crimes that have taken place on his watch, whether or not his election is directly connected to it,” Jeffries concluded.
Here is video of the statement.