Skip to comments.‘Political lynching’: Leading black Democrats scold party for stance on Rep. Melton ( Colorado )
Posted on 10/12/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT by george76
As calls mount from both the left and the right for Democratic state Rep. Jovan Melton to step down from his House District 41 seat in Aurora, supporters, including former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, argued Thursday that a double standard is being applied to Melton by the leadership of the Democratic-controlled Colorado House and the Colorado Democratic Party chair, Morgan Carroll.
Webb ... called out the leadership of the Democratic Party ... Jim Crow system of justice and a political lynching of Melton.
And while they didnt go so far as to tell African American voters not to vote in three weeks, they said they are tired of being used by the Democratic Party, which they said has turned on an African-American leader over a domestic violence charge for which he was tried and served his sentence nearly 20 years ago.
In their urgency to rush to judgment, theyve created a double standard, Mayor Webb said of Democratic leaders. We are not here to retry the Melton case. It was adjudicated 20 years ago.
He called the Democratic House leadership hypocritical for calling on Melton to resign when they did not do the same in three other instances in the previous two years.
Webb cited the sexual harassment allegations made against Rep. Paul Rosenthal of Denver, complaints that House Speaker Crisanta Duran dismissed because those alleged incidents took place before Rosenthal was a lawmaker.
Webb also pointed to the DUI arrest of Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon of Denver last year, noting Pabon was not asked to resign. The third incident cited by Webb was Durans promotion of former Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton as chair of a House committee when she knew he had been accused of sexual misconduct. Lebsock was expelled by the House last March.
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Love seeing Dems feasting on themselves.
A conviction 20 yrs ago must be forgiven, but an uncorroborated accusation from 36 yrs age MUST be totally disqualifying!!!!
Great stuff to watch. It’s great when their own rules bite them in the a$$. Where’s Hick?
Colorado Rats tell a black to get lost.
Same hypocrites went gaga over Kanye. Go figure.
Hick is hiding.
Melton should call for a full background check investigation of every Colorado Democrat officeholder going back 30 years, and then tell them all that any one of them that wants to “throw the first stone”, go ahead - hypocrites.
The Colorado Democratic Party had no comment. Hehe.
Hick isn’t going to touch this.
Ifn yer accused, especially with absolutely no proof or details, you're unfit for office.
Ifn yer convicted, sentenced, and punished, you're more than welcome to represent the DNC.
Did I miss anything?
And “credible” evidence of physical abuse (Keith Ellison) from months ago totally ignored.
Absolutely! See: Alcee Hastings D FL black corrupt Federal judge impeached and convicted by the US Senate and removed from his lifetime judgeship. Now a congressman, still grifting. He was appointed by Jimmah Cahtah, and the democrat controlled Senate did not bar him from future federal office. He was removed. His federal charges and sentence (all drug/mob related payoffs) were Pardoned.. by Bill (snow snorter) Clinton. That’s the dems we know!!
I wonder if the Dimms are headed for a major schism as the nutjobs on the far left continue to drag this sorry party down into the gutter? This is not a true party - it’s a loose coalition of various special interest and identity groups.
Yeah we have our own RINO factions, I know, but in general we have our north stars of less taxes, less government, more individual liberties to guide us.
We got a runaway!
Popcorn for sale....
If his supporters opposed the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, they are the ones with the double standard. Regardless, they've had plenty of time to leave the plantation, yet when the election rolls around in a couple weeks, they'll go down to vote straight ticket Demwit.
“He was appointed by Jimmah Cahtah, and the democrat controlled Senate did not bar him from future federal office.”
Thanks for posting this. I was wondering if we could elect trump after the Dems impeach him. Darn... would have been so fun.
You mean elect as president again? Not if he was convicted by the Senate and banned from future office under the United States. He wouldn’t be able to serve as Ambassador to the UN or federal judge, either (not that those would be in the cards), but he could be elected to the House or Senate even if impeached and convicted.
Of course, even if the Democrats take the House this year (which is doubtful, and I think they’ll fall about 5 seats short), and even if the House actually impeaches President Trump (which is unlikely unless he actually does commit a serious crime), there is no way that he’ll be convicted by 2/3 of the Senate.
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