By JAVIER MANJARRESDemocratic Congressman Alan Grayson is up to his familiar and devisive ways as he blurs the racial divide, again.
In a fundraising appeal for Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who is running in special election for Congress against Republican Mark Sanford, Grayson points out that the special election is to replace Tim Scott, “who was the last remaining African-American Republican in the House. (There are 42 African-American Democrats in the House.)”
What Grayson is saying here is, the Republican party is not the political party that supports Blacks or any minority, for that matter. Instead the Democratic Party, who has “42 African-American Democrats in the House” is the party of inclusion.
I’m trying my best. But there is a limit to what I can accomplish when there are 232 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives (a/k/a “the Comatose Caucus”) and only 201 Democrats.If we’re going to win more votes, and pass more good bills, then we need more Democrats. Democracy is like that.
Tomorrow, there is a special election in South Carolina to replace Tim Scott, who was the last remaining African-American Republican in the House. (There are 42 African-American Democrats in the House.) The Republican nominee is former Governor Sanford. The Democratic nominee is Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Despite the fact that President Obama lost this district last year by 18 points, in the latest poll, the two candidates are only one point apart.-Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)