Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) was questioning Biden’s nominee to guide the DOJ Civil Rights Division on an op-ed that she wrote in school, not figuring out that it was satire.
John Cornyn grills assistant lawyer basic nominee Kristen Clarke about an article she wrote for her school paper, seemingly oblivious to the actual fact it was satire pic.twitter.com/qMG3LNg2AO
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Cornyn mentioned, “Possibly there’s a misprint, and perhaps you’ll be able to clear it up for me relationship again to your days at school whenever you appear to argue that African-People are genetically superior to Caucasians, is that right?”
Clarke answered, “No, Senator. I imagine you might be referring to an op-ed that I wrote on the age of 19 about The Bell Curve Principle, a racist e-book that equated DNA with genetics and race. As a black pupil at Harvard at the moment, we took grave offense to this e-book. It was co-authored by a Harvard professor. We did a variety of occasions to talk out towards the e-book, and this op-ed opened with a satirical reference to the assertion that you just simply famous.”
Republicans can’t discover any actual causes to oppose Biden’s nominees, so they’re utilizing their committee platforms to unfold their racist tradition battle nonsense, however this time, Sen. Cornyn had all of it unsuitable. Cornyn both didn’t know or didn’t care that that Clarke’s article was satire, however her reply was a humiliation for the Senator who was too busy making an attempt to attain low cost race-based political factors to care concerning the info.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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