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Schumer: Racism ‘Is the Poison in America’

The Senate Minority leader and New York Democrat says he supports the idea of a commission to study reparations for slavery

Support for reparations for the descendants of slaves has now moved from the far-Left wing of the Democrat Party to the mainstream.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) voiced his support for House Resolution 40, a bill resubmitted earlier this year by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), which would create a reparations commission.

The resolution, co-sponsored by 107 Democrats, states it would “establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery.”

That would mean an apology and payment for something that no American alive today has experienced.

‘Poison in America.’ Schumer chimed in with a full-throated endorsement of the legislation, and in doing so, disgracefully painted America as a racist nation even today, in our view.

“Racism is the poison in America. It’s in the American bones, unfortunately,” Schumer said on Tuesday without evidence. “The legacy of slavery and Jim Crow is still with us.”

The Democrat legacy of fighting for slavery? The Democrat legacy of Jim Crow? That one?

“When a significant part of America is held back, all of America is held back,” Schumer added, allowing his and his party’s ridiculous white guilt to take hold of him.

In his pandering desperation for the black vote, Schumer took a shot at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — who, like most of America, opposes reparations.

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“What McConnell said was just preposterous and that’s why I’m supporting this legislation,” Schumer told Axios. “In his actions as majority leader, he’s done nothing to combat bigotry.”

McConnell recently joked that his own ancestral history of slavery and his opposition to reparations put him in the same class as Barack Obama.

“I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama,” McConnell quipped. “We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners.”

The resolution, co-sponsored by 107 Democrats, states it would “establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery.”

Schumer now joins Pelosi — who “said in February that she supports a reparations study, a topic that hasn’t been the subject of a House hearing since 2007,” as the Associated Press reported.

Earlier this year, Pelosi warned her party that it needs to “own the center-left, own the mainstream,” or “risk alienating the moderate voters who flocked to the party in 2018 by drifting too far.”

Radical promises of reparations for something Americans have never experienced is most decidedly not mainstream. A poll conducted in 2016 showed nearly seven in 10 Americans oppose paying reparations.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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