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DNC Black Caucus chair touts being former ‘Black Panther,’ urges Dems to adopt tactics to win midterms

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The chairwoman for the Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus touted her days as a member of the Black Panther Party and urged Democrats to use their tactics to win 2018 midterm elections.

“I’m a former Black Panther,” Virgie Rollins said at a town hall in Detroit on Saturday.


“When we talk about the movement , as a former Black Panther with Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, it was important … to make people understand it was about the movement for us,” said Rollins. “Educating us. We got out and we taught kids, we fed the hungry, and we clothed the naked.”

“We’ve got to be out here in masses this time in the midterms,” Rollins said. “It’s all about changing the Congress now.”

“They cannot win without black folks and women, so it’s up to us,” she continued in the video that was secretly recorded and posted online by the GOP War Room,

DNC vice chair Keith Ellison was also at the event, and tweeted out that he would be speaking.

According to The Daily Caller:

Just over halfway through the video, obtained by the Republican National Committee, DNC vice chair Keith Ellison appears to take notice of the videographer before whispering something to a companion on the dais.

He appears to make eye contact with the videographer several times until the clips conclusion.


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“We’re going to do grassroots organizing in this election,” Rollins concluded. “That is so important.”

“We’ve got to turn back to the revolution now, because it’s important. They depend on us,” she said.

Frieda Powers


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