Democrat Congressman Mondaire Jones of New York created so much ugliness on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives during the debate over granting statehood to the District of Columbia (see video below) that he was forced to have his remarks stricken from the record – a punishment that only happens a few times a year.
Among his statements were the following:
Watch the video below (we don’t endorse the captions on the video, but it was the video we could obtain for you to see) and then share your thoughts in the comment section.
Republicans forced him to withdraw his words, but the truth remains: Race is a critical factor in the long-term denial of rights for DC residents. Enough. pic.twitter.com/bTJX3VyBSp
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) April 22, 2021
One of my Republican colleagues objected to #DCStatehood because DC doesn’t have its own landfill.
With all the racist trash they’ve been espousing in this debate, it’s no wonder they’re worried about where to put it. https://t.co/8cYQlx4Bq1
— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) April 22, 2021