Caucus likes Kamala, kicks Cory to the curb

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Biden shaking hands for Kamala HarrisA black conservative commentator contends the Congressional Black Caucus has announced its "dream ticket" for the Democrats in 2020 based on race and popularity – not on what the candidates would do to help make life better for the American people.

Politico reports that senior members of the CBC were agonizing over who they should support for president in 2020: Senator Kamala Harris (California), Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) – both of whom are members of the close-knit caucus – or former Vice President Joe Biden. The former VP currently is way out in front of the rest of the pack in Democratic presidential preference polls, leading his nearest competitor (Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont) by more than a 2-to-1 margin.

With poll numbers continuing to show Biden as the early favorite, the CBC leaders announced they have come up with an answer to their dilemma – "Vice President" Kamala Harris.

"That would be a dream ticket for me, a dream ticket!" said CBC member Congressman Lacy Clay (D-Missouri) about a potential Biden-Harris combo. "If she is not the nominee, that would be a dream ticket for this country."

Stacy Washington is host of "Stacy on the Right" on the Urban Family Network. She says no one should pay attention to what the Congressional Black Caucus thinks in the first place.

Washington

"This time they're saying their dream ticket is Biden-Harris – [but] not because these two people want to propose things that will help Americans," Washington tells OneNewsNow.

"These two individuals actually want to eliminate private health insurance, confiscate guns from law-abiding Americans, and overall just destroy the economy through moving America further toward socialism," the radio host continues. "But instead of discussing their [proposed] policies – which are failed and will absolutely not fly with Americans – they're focused on the fact that Kamala Harris is part black and that Joe Biden is popular with Democratic voters.

"Based on their policy proposals, I don't think either one of them is in step of what Americans, regardless of race, are looking for for 2020."

While the CBC isn't expected to formally endorse a candidate in the Democratic race, the CBC's political action committee (CBC PAC) "enthusiastically and unequivocally" endorsed the nomination of Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the lead-up to the 2016 election, citing her track record as a Democrat "who has embraced diversity" and supported legislation benefiting the African-American community on several fronts.


Editor's note: In the AP photo above, Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sen. Kamala Harris as her husband, Douglas Emhoff, looks on during a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as the 115th Congress begins.

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