Congressional Black Caucus Chair Predicts Democratic Victory Because of Trump Chaos

( – U. S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has vowed to “bust our butts” to win back the House for a Democratic majority in the Nov. 6, 2018 election.

“I think it’s a real possibility. For the first time since I’ve been in Congress I think it’s a real possibility,” he said in a recent interview with the Trice Edney News Wire.

Richmond predicts a Democratic win mainly because of the chaos and reputed bigotry and racial insensitivity of the Trump administration.

He listed gains for Black America that the Trump administration has attempted to turn back.

“If you look at Jeff Sessions in the Attorney General’s office rolling back to the war on drugs; rolling back the fight against voter suppression; maybe even enhancing voter suppression,” he said. “When you look at the President’s comments – that’s not a person who’s trying to be a partner with the Black Caucus nor appreciate African-American issues.”

The CBC executive committee leaders met with President Trump March 22, but declined a second meeting saying their concerns fell on deaf ears.

“We presented a 130-page policy paper. And we never got a response; nor to the eight follow up letters we got talking about issues. So until there’s some substantive issues I can’t see it,” he said.


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