A conservative voice is taking to task members of Congress who want action against a House member for telling the truth.
Congressman Sean Duffy (Wisconsin) has come under harsh criticism by the Congressional Black Caucus for comments made on the House floor earlier this month. The Republican lawmaker cited statistics showing that black women who are mature enough to become pregnant represent about six percent of the population – but account for 37 percent of the abortions in America.
Duffy made the statement in reference to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign, and suggested the black victims of abortion need to be considered as well.
Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said the Caucus is planning to meet to consider its response, which may include formal condemnation of Duffy’s comments. Butterfield reportedly referred to Duffy’s remarks as “disgusting.”
Horace Cooper of Project 21 (The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives) suggests some Capitol Hill supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement are blinded by their own political agenda.
“When people say ‘black lives matter’ and they expect us to adjust public policies and to respond in political events, etcetera – and then they reject that idea if you explain that 37 percent of all abortions in America are happening with black babies – that is an amazing inability to see the reality,” he exclaims.
Cooper says the negative statements about Duffy show a lot of hypocrisy. “… It also explains why people are prepared to put race and prejudice ahead of the killing of babies in the womb,” he continues, “and it should be troubling to black American leaders that so many of the ones being killed are black.”
He adds that the idea of those seeking sanctions against Congressman Duffy is more than just extreme.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.