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Friday, November 25, 2016

Dem Rep Cummings: 'I Don't Necessarily' Think Dems Should Move Away From Identity Politics

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said that he doesn’t “necessarily” think the Democratic Party should move away from identity politics, but that the party should “concentrate” on economic issues.

Cummings responded to a question on Senator Bernie Sanders’ statement that the Democratic Party should move away from identity politics by stating, “I think we need to — no, I don’t necessarily agree. I think we need to deal with economics. I think economics is very important, but I think that we need to still pay attention to so many people who have been left out of the system in one way or another. Just like what I just talked about with voting rights of certain segments of our population. I think we can do both. But we’ve got to concentrate on economics, because a lot of people are suffering, and African-Americans and Hispanics are suffering probably more than other parts of our communities.”

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe Communist Elijah the SLUMLORD should concentrate on economics by letting his tenants live free in his accumulated real estate holdings - after all, they are suffering more than the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

Cummings doesn't necessarily think before every time he speaks.

Anonymous said...

114pm - aint that the truth!

Anonymous said...

He is a RACIST and dumb to boot

Steve said...

He said a lot of words there, but did he say anything?

No...

Anonymous said...

Nobody listens to this guy anymore. He said NOTHING just then!

Anonymous said...

he needs to get a life