Rep. Todd Rokita has introduced a House Resolution asking for members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to denounce Minister Louis Farrakhan of the nation of Islam for his bigoted and hateful stance towards white people and Jewish people (one of whom he says are the devil, and the other he calls for an extermination of).
While most conservatives want to keep identity out of politics, the fact that so many of the CBC has close ties to what is nothing more than a racially motivated hate group is cause for concern. All Rokita is asking for is that they disavow Farrakhan's comments. Should be simple, no?
Of course, it isn't simple. The New Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Al Sharpton and others have decided to form a grand coalition shouting down this resolution…There reasoning? That Trump is a racist.
A press release from the group says:
“The coalition will be lobbying key members of Congress-the GOP in particular-to condemn President Donald J. Trump and to leave Louis Farrakhan alone. Please do not try to stop us because we will not turn back. We will represent professionally and politically vigorously.”
They may not like Donald Trump (they are allowed to not like him, it's still, despite their best efforts, a free country), but to equate policies that he has proposed and enacted with the same hatred and vitriol that Farrakhan reserves for whites and Jews is just plain ridiculous.
Do you remember when Trump called for the extermination of a race? Me neither. What about the time he called all black people nothing more than devils that need to be gotten rid of? No me neither on that too!