February 4, 2019
A Sunday morning CNN panel got heated when one guest tied Democratic Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface debacle to his earlier comments on late-term abortion.
“State of the Union” host Jake Tapper began the segment by asking Scott Jennings, who served as special assistant to former President George W. Bush, whether Republicans ought to “sit this one out” with regard to allegations of racism.
“Steve King is still in the House of Representatives. You have a president who referred to African nations as s-h-i-t-hole countries,” he added.
Jennings responded by referring to an earlier comment from CNN’s Bakari Sellers, in which the latter claimed that Northam’s alleged appearance in blackface spoke to his unwillingness to recognize the human dignity of African Americans.
This article was posted: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:15 am