Project 21: Dems' identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Chad Groening, Jody Brown (OneNewsNow.com)

Nancy Pelosi speaking about COVID-19A conservative black leader says it's sad that Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats are playing "identity politics" with the much-needed coronavirus relief package being debated in Congress.

While the White House and the Senate have apparently agreed on a $2 trillion emergency bill to resuscitate an economy that's been slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, it appears the Democrat-led House could be a stumbling block to its passage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has drawn a great deal of criticism from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers for using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to push the Democrats' radical political agenda.

The version of an aid package she proposed on Monday required that any company getting coronavirus-related aid disclose its diversity stats, including its employees' race, gender, and pay, its corporate board "diversity," and the structure of its offices that deal with diversity and inclusion.

OneNewsNow spoke with Horace Cooper, who is co-chairman of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network.

Cooper

"You would think that we could come together at this point and come up with solutions. It is a sad, sad thing to observe," he laments. "Racial discrimination is not the problem that is facing America. Coming together and developing solutions so that we can address this pandemic – that's where our effort ought to be.

"So shame, shame on those who can't get around their identity politics," he continues. "The only thing I can say is: it's something that the American people can see with both eyes now."

According to Fox News, Pelosi may be warming to the Senate bill, signaling "tepid support" for the bipartisan bill – and expressing gratitude only to her fellow Democrats for their role in putting together legislation she said "does not go as far" as she and House Democrats proposed earlier this week.

Many House members are not in Washington at this time, and the House is not expected to reconvene until late Thursday morning.

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