Rep. Thompson doubles down on racial remarks in interview with CNN's Dana Bash

CNN.com
4/30/2014

In an exclusive interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, Rep. Bennie Thompson doubled down on controversial remarks he made about race over the weekend.

The Mississippi Democrat had argued Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a black conservative, is an “Uncle Tom” who doesn’t stand up for African Americans.

In his interview with the New Nation of Islam webcast on Sunday, which was first reported by BuzzFeed, the eleven-term African American argued President Barack Obama has been mistreated by other politicians, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, because he is black…

…Bash: Were Mitch McConnell’s comments were racist?

Thompson: “It had nothing to with that. The comments are insensitive. To say to a president that you’re going to oppose anything that he puts out there is just totally…”

Bash: You think it was race based?

Thompson: “Well I’ve never heard him say it to any other president.”

 

 

The transcript and video is at CNN.

 

 

Related:  CNN’s Tapper Spotlights Democratic Rep. Thompson’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Blast at Clarence Thomas  (video)

 

 

Update:  It just never stops, does it?

 

 

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