The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) apparently hates Republicans so much that the group is supporting a white Democrat over his GOP opponent, who is black.
The CBC last month cut a $5,000 check to back the campaign of Frank Mrvan, the incumbent white Democratic congressman running in the 1st Congressional District in Indiana.
Battling Mrvan for the seat is Jennifer-Ruth Green, a black Republican.
Mrvan needs the help.
According to the campaign finance website Open Secrets, Green has outraised him by $2.3 million to $1.9 million as of Sept. 30.
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But the story here is that the CBC — which includes radical Black Lives Matter advocates like Reps. Maxine Waters, Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Bobby Rush, a former Black Panther — is throwing their weight behind a white man.
The CBC didn’t always promote such left-wingism over the interests of black lawmakers and voters.
As its website notes, the CBC, founded in 1971, exists “to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities in the United States have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.”
“While the CBC has predominantly been made up of members of the Democratic Party, the founding members of the caucus envisioned a non-partisan organization. Consequently, the CBC has a long history of bipartisan collaboration and members who are both Democrat and Republican.”
That is no longer the case today, as the CBC clearly despises black Republicans.
Last year, Florida Rep. Byron Donalds noted that he was not invited to join the CBC.
A CBC spokesman told The Hill in June 2021, “We will work with those who share our values and priorities for the constituents we serve.”
That explains the support for Mvran over Green: that liberalism matters more than racial solidarity.