A New York City congressman, Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) disgraced the House floor when he said that "every racist in America voted for Donald Trump."
He said "so many folks dripping in hatred flocked to his candidacy."
So we need to find out if Black Lives Matter members actually voted for Trump, as Jeffries seems to suggest. I doubt it, but maybe they did and I would stand corrected.
But what Jeffries said also suggests that he too voted for Donald Trump. "Why would people that worship at the alter of white supremacy [be] drawn to Donald Trump's campaign?" he asked.
His disclaimer: "That's not to say that every American who voted for Donald Trump is a racist. We do know that every racist in America voted for Donald Trump," Jeffries lied. "That's a problem."
No, the problem is that racism knows no color. People like Jeffries should know that, unless he too is a racist and fails to see himself for what he is.
He said people should be reminded that Trump "perpetuated the racist lie that Barack Obama was not born in the United States of America."
Jeffries should know that a statement such as that, be it correct, stupid or simply wrong, is not racist just because it's about a black man. It's a statement of what Trump may have believed was fact. Racism has nothing to do with that statement, but Jeffries, like the good Democrat that he is, has to use the trusty 'race card' because when it comes to policy and ideas, all they have is identity politics.
Finally, Jeffries went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a man who put KKK members in prison down south. Jeffries, sounding more and more like a racist against whites, said that he doubts Sessions will prosecute hate crimes because he is "straight out of central casting" for a "good ol' boy."
Now if that isn't racist, but saying you believe someone is born elsewhere than they claim to have been born is racist, then you're probably a racist yourself.
Jeffries' district is in Brooklyn's East New York and Coney Island, some of the city's highest crime-rate areas.