Tag: Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Under Fire for Claiming Black Americans Are Not ‘Americans’

As the battle to protect voting rights continues in the nation’s capital — sadly with little success — veteran politician and minority leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell, has come under fire for a statement he made that implied Black Americans were not “full” Americans. Bruce Schreiner of The…

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Senate Republicans Block ‘For the People Act’ Voter Reform Bill and Effectively Preserve Racist Voting Restrictions

Conservative lawmakers from Georgia to Florida to Texas continue to pass highly restrictive and racist election reform laws designed to keep Democrats and people of color from voting, and the Senate appears powerless — at least for now — to stop their Jim Crow-era antics. The latest blow to the…

Trump supporting rioters storm the U.S. Capital

Leaders from DC, Corporate America and Around the Globe Condemn Trump for Attempted Government Coup; Congress Approves Measure to Bolster Diversity Within the Military; and More

Leaders from D.C., corporate America and around the globe condemn Trump for attempted government coup. Reaction to President Trump’s attempt at insurrection and a literal mob-enforced stealing of the vote has been swift and dramatic, ever since angry rioters and domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol building on the afternoon of…

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Houston Police Chief Blames Republicans Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for ‘Boyfriend Loophole’ Allowing for Officer Shooting Death

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo addressed the press outside of the medical examiner’s office Monday, suggesting Sgt. Christopher Brewster would not have been killed in the line of duty Saturday if not for the “boyfriend loophole” — a gap in gun legislation that allows domestic violence offenders whose victims are…

Archived: Harvard Study: Black People Get Longer Sentences From Republican-Appointed Federal Judges

Racism within the criminal justice system is prevalent and even worse for Black defendants when a Republican president appoints federal judges. President Donald Trump is quickly confirming judges — 90 percent of whom are white and some of whom may even support segregation. Wendy Vitter, a nominee for federal judgeship…