Members of the Congressional Black Caucus were not going to let last month’s unfortunate shooting in Ferguson, Mo. go by without their best efforts of exploiting the incident on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Because the incident occurred when congress was in recess, members of Congress were not able to do what they do best, pontificate on the House floor in front of a room full of empty chairs, in an attempt draw attention to their respective causes or issues.
“This much cannot be disputed: Across America today, we have too many Michael Browns. We have too many unarmed black men who interact with police and wind up dead.” -Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo)
Lacy’s race-filled rant continued:
“The resolution of that problem will only come through a painful, honest national discussion about race and our inability to address these tragic disparities.”
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who is the sitting congresswoman in the district where black teenager Trayvon Martin, would not be outshined on the House floor.
“There is so much friction between police and black boys. That friction has been there for generations, almost since slavery.“-Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fl)