Incompetent Democrats (but I repeat myself) are set to create chaos, or, as they prefer to call it, take leadership positions on House committees.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, an African American lawmaker from Mississippi, had appeared on a New Nation of Islam radio show. So perhaps his first order of business in investigating hate groups would be to investigate himself?
Thompson once called SC Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom” And he also suggested that GOP opposition to Obamacare was because of “racism.”
What could possibly go wrong?
A House Democrat who recently announced his intention to investigate right-wing hate groups once appeared on a Nation of Islam radio show and made controversial racial remarks.
After Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, “Hate groups are about to find lawmakers eager to scrutinize them,”McClatchy reported Friday….
Republican members of the committee tell McClatchy that they are concerned the hearings could become politicized. “I worry that it becomes completely political – a political cudgel and a political issue and we don’t focus on the violence and the problems we have in society and any potential solutions,” argued Rep. Scott Perry (R., Pa.), a member of the House Freedom Caucus. “I just think it would be better to characterize it as violent extremism and look at all of it.”….
Thompson was also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus in 2002 when it invited Farrakhan to speak at its annual legislative conference and in 2005 when it met with Farrakhan behind closed doors. Thompson’s office did not respond to an email asking if he attended either event, although the Nation of Islam newspaper Final Call reported that the 2005 event was attended by “practically all 43 CBC members.”