Dems Aren’t Ignoring Black Voters, African American Congressmen Insist
Dems aren’t ignoring black voters, African American congressmen insist
Stung by criticism that its “Better Deal” agenda ignores black voters, African American members of Congress strongly defended the party’s latest pitch to woo white working class voters.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., an architect of the mostly-economic relief plan the party unveiled earlier this week, said it will benefit all voters. He maintained that the overture to white voters won’t stop Democrats from trying to expand their African American and Latino base, historically among the party’s most loyal voting blocs.
“No one in the House Democratic Caucus is going to walk away from issues such as …