Chaos Erupts In Congress As Republicans Demand Democrat Withdraw ‘Racist Trash’ Accusation

Posted on AllSides April 23rd, 2021
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Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) condemned Republican arguments against statehood for Washington, D.C., as "racist trash" in a speech on the House floor Thursday, leading to vocal objections and a heated argument that resulted in Mondaire withdrawing his statement in the latest sign of the bitter tensions underpinning the statehood debate.

In a floor speech, Jones, a progressive freshman and a vocal advocate for statehood, took aim at Rep. Jody Hice’s (R-Ga.) claim D.C. has no landfills., as well as Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) contrast between D.C. and a “well-rounded, working...

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