Skip to comments.Congressional Black Caucus Chair Accuses John McCain of 'Racism and Sexism'
Posted on 11/18/2012 12:27:50 PM PST by Altura Ct.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D.-Ohio), the incoming chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) of "sexism and racism" because the criticism leveled at U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice for telling the American people that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to a video posted on YouTube.
There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism that goes with these comments that are being made by, unfortunately, Senator McCain and others, Fudge (D-Ohio.) said Friday at a Capitol Hill press conference.
On Thursday, the Congressional Black Caucus voted unanimously to make Fudge their chair in the newly elected House of Representatives.
And I strongly stand by that statement.
Fudge said that Republican critics of Rice including McCain had never called a man unqualified or not bright, referring to comments he made on CBS This Morning program Thursday.
All of the things that they have disliked about things that have gone on in this administration they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not trustworthy. I dont recall it ever happening, Fudge said.
During the same press conference, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said that McCain and other men should not be allowed to attack or batter this woman Rice.
What unmitigated gall for these men to attack the permanent representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, Moore said.
We all understand that all of us have been disappointed in one way or another about the results of the election but to batter this woman because they dont feel they have had the ability to batter President Obama is something that we, the women, are not going to stand by and watch.
Moore said that because of his criticism of Rice, she no longer considered McCain a gentleman.
There was a time when I regarded Mr. McCain in particular as a gentleman. I am sad that this is not one of those moments, she said.
Ambassador Rice is reportedly on the short list to be nominated to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State, and on Wednesday, McCain said that he will do everything in my power to block her (Rice) from being the United States secretary of state.
Rice stirred up controversy when she told a series of Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16 that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, five days earlier had been a spontaneous reaction to an online video clip denigrating the Prophet Mohammed.
U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack, which was subsequently dubbed a terrorist attack.
McCain told Fox News: Susan Rice should have known better and if she didnt know better, she is not qualified. She should have known better.
Referring to Rice on CBS This Morning, McCain said the ambassador was, at the least, guilty of not being very bright, because it was obvious that this was not a 'flash mob' and there was additional information by the time she went on every news show in America.
Graham, on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday, had said of Rice: I think Susan Rice would have an incredibly difficult time getting through the Senate. I would not vote for her unless theres a tremendous opening up of information explaining herself [on Benghazi] in a way she has not yet done.
At a White House press conference on Wednesday, President Obama said if members of Congress have a problem with the way his administration handled the aftermath of the terror attacks blaming them on an obscure video -- they should take their complaints to him:
If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them, Obama said.
But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation, is outrageous, he said.
In response, Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted: Mr. President, dont think for one minute I dont hold you ultimately responsible for #Benghazi.
With a name like Fudge....
Rep. Fudge...chairman of the Black Caucus. You can’t make this stuff up.
one of the most hate filled , racist , communist orgs in the world calling someone else racist..laughable
Pure tribalism! Everyone knows that she is a witch.
She weighs the same as a duck?
I love how Obama admits that he sent someone out to represent the administration who had “nothing to do with Benghazi”
I’d tell these people to just shut up and go take a long walk off a short pier. I’d use stronger words but it is against FR policy here.
maybe they should go talk to their BOSS Fidel Castro again
Poor, stupid John McCain. He’s played the whore to the Left for so long, yet he just can’t understand why they’d rather smack him around than leave a $100 on the dresser.
She turned me into a newt.
This is a gal who has used her sex and skin color as a shield to keep her career afloat, even though she riles everyone who has to work with her.
What did the CBC ever say to defend that other black, female named “Rice”, when she was SOS? There were a lot of over-the-top, blatantly racist invectives thrown her way, by numerous leftist politicians, the MSM, and rabid bloggers. Look up “condi rice racist cartoons”, if you have a strong stomach.
What do they know about either?
You can always count on these shameful critters in the Black Caucus to be crying racism and stirring up the ignoramuses who vote them in year after year. The safest seats in Congress are the ones with black racists in them
“.. Psssst....Hey, CBC. Nobody gives a rat’s azz what you racist clowns think anymore....”
McCain should know well that black women are unable to say or do anything that is wrong.
That is why all attacks on them are sexist and racist.
McCain must be getting senile to have forgotten this. /s
There is a clear, a clear in my opinion, sexism and racism
She at least had the decency to clearly state that it was her opinion rather than simply state it as fact. She’s absolutely right. It is her opinion and has nothing to do with the facts, reality or truth.
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