Mitch McConnell Actually Suggested That 'American' Means 'Not Black'

Black lawmakers are condemning McConnell's comments, in which he appeared to differentiate between 'African-Americans' and 'Americans.'

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1/22/2022 1:30:00 AM

Black lawmakers are condemning McConnell's comments, in which he appeared to differentiate between 'African-Americans' and 'Americans.'

Black lawmakers are condemning McConnell's comments, in which he appeared to differentiate between 'African-Americans' and 'Americans.'

Black lawmakers are condemning McConnell's comments, in which he appeared to differentiate between"African-Americans" and"Americans."ByReporter, HuffPost

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I can’t believe ppl are surprised? I’m shocked folks are shocked! What slight of hand will Tim Scott use this time to reconcile this disgraceful Mitch McConnell slip. He has to make a racist comment, we already knew he was racist. Let's face it. Apart from the true natives of the land known as America, you're all immigrants.

Shame! Appeared? No. Dude made a clear distinction, may have been a gaffe, but he said it clearly. McConnel doesn't care about feelings. He is all money and power. He isn't a very good American is he!!!!! Mitch the Crypt Keeper. Appeared to be? Please! 🤬 I think what Mitch was saying is that African-American ARE Americans just not 'real' Americans. Like the options in baking. You can use 'real' vanilla or imitation vanilla. GOPers just use more clarification 🤔

Mitch McConnell says Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'The comment implied that Black voters are somehow not American and underscored the concerns of voting rights advocates that Republicans in state legislatures across the country are seeking to disenfranchise Black voters. 🤔 🤔 🤔 To where black Europeans? Black Latinos? God if you're going to make a story out of Mitch's slip up you could make a long running series out of Biden's lol. 😆

Not Tim Scott. Tim Scott ran down the hallway to shine McConnell's shoes. SOUTHERN WORLD BIGOT-Asian spouse probably intimidated to condemn clown. Term & age limits! DebraMo34534607 It’s obvious he mis spoke . You wanna learn about what 1/2 of our leadership thinks about the black community watch SYSTEMATIC DECEPTION . These are thing they won’t report

Mitch McConnell is racist, does anybody Really think that is new information He did not appear to he did. Moscow Mitch Found Guilty in 1967 The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) sets forth clear rules for all uniformed service members. UCMJ Article 125 pertains to sodomy, which the UCMJ defines as “unnatural carnal copulation.”

I say distraction so no one talks about the key issue raised: % of ppl who voted last is irrelevant if you gerrymander to dilute the votes or pass laws to keep them from voting in future. GQP very good at getting Dems to deflect from the real issue. That's the mentality that exists in all of them, that is why everyone police shooting, every unlawful imprisonment, has never had them do anything about it. They're lawmakers for decades. Bigoted minds

Black lawmakers are condemning it? Shouldn't all lawmakers be condemning it?

Mitch McConnell says Black people vote at similar rates to 'Americans'The comment implied that Black voters are somehow not American and underscored the concerns of voting rights advocates that Republicans in state legislatures across the country are seeking to disenfranchise Black voters. Mitch McConnell didn't say the word 'other' before Americans and that's a scandal. Democrats are literally banning mostly minorities from restaurants and it isn't talked about. Thank you media Maybe they should drop the 'African' prefix. Just a thought.

Why bother to condemn, just vote him out Mark my words. Republicans regain control and Black peoples rights will be systematically stripped away. This is great! I’d love to have been in the room as Mitch tried to backpedal when challenged by the black lawmakers! AfricanAmericansAreAmericans Snapping turtle Mich puts foot in mouth AGAIN, revealing the true man

See also: legislation that he & his cohorts consistently sponsor 'appears' to do the same thing. Appeared,no that's exactly what was implied McConnell did NOT appear “…to differentiate between ‘“African-Americans’” and ‘“Americans.”’ McConnell stated clearly that for McConnell Americans and African-Americans are not equal

Mitch McConnell did not merely 'appear to differentiate between African-Americans and Americans'...he DIRECTLY articulated a distinction. It was a stark contrast: explicit and clearly stated. String him up! Why does all things American, have to have Black in front of it, listen to the Media, listen to Mainstream. Stands to reason why he would say Black Americans, because it is rarely heard anywhere where they identify themselves as what we ALL are, Americans! Hollywood is RACIST!

The problem(s) with McConnell's line on African-American voting rates.MaddowBlog: Sen. McConnell defended an election landscape that no longer exists by pointing to poll results measuring support for laws that members of his party deliberately targeted. MaddowBlog Total evil. MaddowBlog There would be no America that we know today if it wasn't for the African American joining that Civil War that America was losing to the Confederates. We are Americans and we fought for it. MaddowBlog McConnell confirmed what we all already knew. They are blocking voting rights because they're racist and still think it's 1964. McConnell needs to step down and the racist Senate Swamp needs to be drained FAST. How many are involved in Jan6 coup?

Eliminate him Guess his Chinese wife is less American than regular Americans? He doesn’t think much of poor whites either, ftr. That he actually created with his filibuster, ironically. I have no idea why we tolerate these ignorant degenerates. This is one of the reasons McConnell is re-elected. This is the reason most politicians are elected in red states. Bible Belt Republican constituents first belief is racism.

Appeared to? No. He said what he said. Appeared to? AnklezTwisted His entire career has differentiated between Black Americans and 'Americans.' Get them talking enough and their true nature comes out. McConnell is who he says he is by these 'slips'. This was clearly an unintentional slip of the tongue.... perhaps a racist and hateful Freudian slip of the tongue...but unintentional nevertheless

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The Filibuster Is Living on Borrowed TimeNearly the entire Democratic Party has figured out that, in the long run, the Senate filibuster hurts them more than it hurts Republicans. The next time Democrats gain control, they will do away with whatever remains of it. jonathanchait writes jonathanchait Dems not gaining control anytime soon.

He didn’t “appear” to differentiate, he DID! MitchPlease He should not be in office any longer! Time for McConnell to retire! cnnbrk WhiteHouse DNC GOP washingtonpost Red, black, brown, green or yellow your still a population he does want voting. Don’t take the bate. He is right people of color came out in mass and voted. That what he is trying to prevent from happen again.

Freudian slip for mitch that means exactly what he said. Ya. Real shocker. progressives idea of voting rights is to have a free-for-all with no accountability and no identification at the polls. While they cry 'voter suppression' what they're offering is a bill to legalize cheating in elections; A 'Voters cheating rights bill' -& Crying the opposite 😂

He didn’t appear to do so, he did so right out loud🤨 Black lawmakers from which side? And what about the black Members of the Republican Party? Are they going to ignore this too? What a heinous man and what a heinous party that stands behind this archaic and divisive rhetoric. Long love the American dream and equal rights for all.

McConnel is the poster boy for termlimits. The fact that he wouldn't think this was a racist comment displays how ingrained his bias is. He is too set in his ways to be able to relearn what is moral, ethical, and equal when it comes to race. How come non-Anglos are considered 'Americans' when the nation needs them to defend it?

Mitch McConnell says US should arm Ukraine after Biden’s Russia commentsThe Senate Republican minority leader said Thursday the US should arm Ukraine, a day after President Joe Biden’s remarks raised questions about an international response to a Russian invasion… Drag us into a war with a nuclear super power. Great idea ass holes. Did he check with Trump? Why not we don't use our weapons, we leave them behind.

‘If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black’ - Joe Biden Dump Mitch! MitchAfricanAmericansareAmericans Why aren't White lawmakers condemning these 'comments' Is white a color? He clearly meant to say 'other Americans.' Literally nobody on Twitter is stupid enough to really think McConnell doesn't believe black Americans are Americans. Nobody. This is jus the political exploitation of someone misspeaking.

'appeared' He did differentiate. It's not the first time he and other members of his cult of party have done this. Perhaps McConnell means that 'Americans' are the blacks that didn't vote for Biden whom Biden called 'not black'. Meanwhile . . . Some Americans insist that we DO DIFFERENTIATE in February every year! Can’t have it both ways!

Is Mitch also a 'birther' claiming President Obama is a Kenyan, not an American? Mitch doesn't say something he isn't promoting.

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Mitch McConnell Actually Just Suggested That 'American' Means 'Not Black' Black lawmakers are condemning McConnell's comments, in which he appeared to differentiate between"African-Americans" and"Americans." By Reporter, HuffPost 01/21/2022 12:05pm EST