Powered by Topple

Dem rep blasted for saying Jim Crow’s ‘nieces and nephews’ are ‘running around’ the White House

Powered by Topple

Now that Democrats have lost all power in the federal government, they fight back the way they did in grade school — they resort to name-calling.

At a Brooklyn, New York town hall meeting, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries accused the Trump administration of being related to Jim Crow.

“While Jim Crow may be dead, he’s got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well. And a few of them are running around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Jeffries said to laughs and cheers from the audience.

Jim Crow refers to state and local laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction South that were designed to enforce segregation between the races. They began phasing out from about 1955 to the enactment of the civil rights legislation of the mid-1960s.

Jeffries also took issue with Trump’s claims that he “inherited a mess” from the previous administration, and argued that it was President Obama who inherited the mess.

Over-the-top antics are nothing new to Jeffries. He was blasted last month for eulogizing a dead rapper-drug dealer on the House floor.

When the story hit social media, people couldn’t help but recall one significant trait of politicians in the Jim Crow South — they were mostly members of the Democratic Party.

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast  HERE

Examples of that “perpetual outrage” include Hillary Clinton referring to half of Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s comparison of the president to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, a school district’s comparison of him to Hitler and Mussolini and Rep. Maxine Watters’ obsession to impeach the president.

Get a life, kids.


Latest Articles