Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Tokenism *is* Racism’

CNS News | 2/28/2019 | Staff
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Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) applauded the “bravery” of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who accused Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) of a racist act Wednesday for daring to allow an African-American colleague testify that President Donald Trump is not a racist.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her praise of Tlaib, including a link to commentary and video of the incident by @nowthisnews:

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On Wednesday, Rep. Tlaib said that allowing an African-American to speak on behalf of Trump’s character is “racist in itself.” At the urging of committee Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Tlaib offered a qualified apology, reports:

Wednesday’s House Oversight Committee hearing involving President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen featured heated words after Tlaib accused “someone” of bringing a Trump-supporting black woman along to the hearing as a “prop” – an act...
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