The Senate Democrats are being shamed by activists on the left for having too many white people in leadership positions. It’s hilarious to watch this happening to Democrats because this is the world they have created for themselves.
Senate Dems shamed for nearly all-white top staffers
Senate Democrats are facing growing pressure to break the white male stranglehold on senior staff positions in their ranks — a push that’s uniting consultants and lobbyists inside the Beltway with Black Lives Matter and other minority leaders who are accusing the party of “soft bigotry.”
The attacks are prompting uncomfortable discussions among Democrats even as they welcome their historic Senate freshman class, which includes the chamber’s first Latina and Indian-American members.
Frustrations over the lack of diversity among the ranks of top Senate Democratic aides began seeping into public view after Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss deprived the party’s donors and lobbyists of a critical opening to build on the Obama administration’s minority-hiring efforts. Now, activists are shaming Senate Democrats, noting that the chamber’s only African-American chief of staff works for Republican Sen. Tim Scott. And civil rights groups are holding a public conference call on Thursday to escalate their campaign for more diverse hiring by newly elected senators.
Democrats and activists on the left have spent years calling Republicans racists. But the Republicans are very diverse. The GOP has plenty of women and people of color.
Democrats now get to live with the consequences of their actions.
What a shame.