Watch: Black GOP Candidate Reacts After Black Caucus Funds White Opponent
Jennifer-Ruth Green is a former military veteran who served in Iraq following 9/11. She was recently smeared in an article that exposed a sexual assault in her military record. Green, the victim in the report, says that it was her opponent who obtained her military record and released it to the media in an attempt to humiliate her.
So what does the Black Congressional Caucus PAC do? Send money to her white opponent and offer zero support to Green.
Green is running to unseat Democrat Rep. Frank Mrvan, D-Ind. If elected, she will become the only Black female Republican in Congress. Green said the Congressional Black Caucus' 9CBC0 decision to back her White challenger with a $5,000 donation to his campaign exposes the corrupt priorities and political bias of the group.
Mrvan is a white Democrat. By supporting the white candidate, the CBC essentially suppressed Green, a black female candidate.
"The hypocrisy in this decision is so incredibly clear," Green said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "We see this is about power and about policy. This is about process. This is not about progress."
"These are the liberal elites who want to have power and are focused on retaining it," she told Carlson. "Their decision to back my opponent is hypocritical at best, because largely when you think about the fact that I understand the Black cultural experience better than any White man ever will, I understand the growth that needs to occur, I understand what needs to happen, and I’m committed as a Black woman, and as an Asian-American woman, to progressing minorities in our country. I seem like the clear choice, but because they want power over politics, the hypocrisy continues to be loud and proud."
Green added that in her congressional district which includes Gary, Indiana, American people are suffering at "sub-poverty level." Her opponent has "zero regard for them," she told Carlson.
"Here are people that are hurting," Green said. "The economy that the congressman has voted for has put them in a place where they have to choose between gas and groceries.… these are African Americans who are clearly hurting. He has zero regard for them."
"But I can tell you this," Green continued. "There’s a line a mile and a half long of cars that sit outside my headquarters, people who need to get to the food pantry, who need help, and this is the America that the CBC wants to act as if it is helping Black people, and it’s very clearly not in Indiana’s Congressional 1st District."
According to their website, the CBC's mission is "committed to using the full Constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream."
I guess they should add on there "unless you're a Republican".