Saturday, July 13, 2019
Democrats who have called President Trump and his policies racist are now pointing fingers at one another on issues of race. Allegations of racial insensitivity are flying between the 2020 Dem contenders, as well as between House Democrats, raising concerns that internecine squabbles over identity and race are tarnishing party leaders and distracting Democrats from their goal of ousting the president in 2020.
Longtime Democratic leaders are facing new scrutiny from their younger peers over their past records. And they're being called out for their rhetoric, which in some cases has offended the younger generation of liberals.
Frustrated lawmakers say the backbiting over race has gotten out of control.
"It's damaging to this party and the internal workings of the Democratic Party," said Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.). "I can tell you it's not helpful." These controversies have Democrats shaking their heads over how they have reached the point of attacking one another over race.
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