Black Lawmakers are starting a “root out racism” campaign this week that they say is intended to hold the Trump White House accountable for their actions on race.
The founding of the campaign comes following the President’s response to violence at a White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA that resulted in the death of a counter protester.
Trump’s initial response to the situation was that both sides were to blame for the violence, following that up days later saying there were some good people marching on both sides of the protests.
The “root out racism” campaign is being led by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-LA, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and focuses on policies and personal the group sees as discriminatory against minorities.
“The CBC will keep its foot on the Trump administration’s neck by calling their racist and discriminatory policies what they are,” read a list of talking points that were distributed to members this week.
via the Hill