Far left Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren is now trying to pander to the African American community by saying she backs financial reparations for slavery. Even crazy Bernie Sanders doesn’t support this idea.
Senator Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, supports the federal government issuing reparations to black Americans who were economically affected by slavery, she said on Thursday.
“We must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences including undermining the ability of Black families to build wealth in America for generations,” Warren, who is white, said in a statement to Reuters.
She pointed to a bill she has introduced in Congress that would provide help to minorities in making a down payment on a home.
“Black families have had a much steeper hill to climb – and we need systemic, structural changes to address that,” she said in the statement.
Warren first made similar comments on Thursday to the New York Times.
She is competing in a crowded field of Democrats hoping to be their party’s pick to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.
Even some people on the left see this for what it is:
I consider myself pretty progressive, but this is crazy, who pays, white people? Hispanics? People who's ancestors owned slaves? Should we be like north Korea and punish the son for sins of the father, or in this case the father of the father of the father. Bad 4 2020 election
— unfortunate tree (@wtfiamme) February 21, 2019
Are they trying to hand Trump the 2020 election?
— Michael Taylor (@MikeLeeTaylor) February 21, 2019
One of the reasons Warren might be doing this now is because she’s flopping in the polls.
Mass Live reports:
UMass poll gives Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders edge in 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary
Although former Vice President Joe Biden has yet to enter the 2020 White House race, he continues to lead declared Democratic candidates among expected New Hampshire voters with less than one year to go until the state’s must-win primary, a new poll suggests.
A University of Massachusetts Amherst survey released Wednesday found that more than a quarter, or 28 percent, of likely Democratic voters said they would support Biden if New Hampshire’s primary were held today.
Twenty percent, in turn, said they’d vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary in 2016 and formally entered the 2020 contest on Tuesday, according to poll results.
Likely New Hampshire Democratic voters were more split on U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris, D-California, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, with a respective 14 percent and 9 percent saying they’d support them if the state’s primary occurred today.
She’s at NINE percent? In a poll from Massachusetts? Not good.