Schumer Slams McConnell Over Reparations
Reparations is a hot topic for the Dems this election. For some reason, they think it would be a good idea to waste taxpayers money, to pay off black folk from the civil war. Oh wait, there's no one left that was part of the slave trade. Dem Senate Minority Chuck Schumer joined the reparations bandwagon and slammed Senator McConnell, for not doing enough to combat bigotry.
Schumer said the following:
“What McConnell said was just preposterous and that’s why I’m supporting this legislation. In his actions as Majority Leader, he's done nothing to combat bigotry."
Schumer continued, "I’ve always believed racism is the poison of America … The legacy of slavery and Jim Crow is still with us and that’s why we need to do a lot more."
Schumer is just upset that McConnell isn't willing to even raise the issue in the Senate. It is dead in the water regardless of how many Dems want it.
McConnell gave his opinion about reparations back in June.
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea.”
“We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, elected an African American president,” Barack Obama, in 2008, McConnell said. “I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it. First of all, it would be hard to figure out whom to compensate.”
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McConnell's right, there is no one left alive to pay. Schumer is just trying to stir the pot. He can't do anything as part of the minority party. The Senate is not as exciting, they are just trying to do their jobs, unlike the House Dems.
Sadly the Dems don't see reason on this. Dem Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris claims that reparations would pay any and all descendants. She feels it is like a PTSD passed down through the generations. Mind you she is not a doctor, and this alone should give everyone a reason not to vote for her. Because this mindset is ludicrous.