Incoming Black Caucus Chair Accuses McCain of 'Sexism and Racism'

Matt Cover of CNSNews.com reported that the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus – Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Cleveland – accused Sen. John McCain of "sexism and racism" for criticizing UN Ambassador Susan Rice for going on five Sunday talk shows and claiming the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube.

“There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others,” Fudge said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference. On Thursday, the Black Caucus voted unanimously to make Fudge their chair even though she was first elected to the House in November 2008.

“All of the things that they have disliked about things that have gone on in this administration they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy. I don’t recall it ever happening,” Fudge said. She’s apparently never heard anyone talk about Vice President Biden.

During the same press conference, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) said that McCain and other “men” should not be allowed to “attack” or “batter this woman” Rice.

Read more on Moore (and see video) at CNSNews.com.

Tim Graham
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