Beto Says Congress Should Mandate White Americans Atone For Slavery By Giving Money To Black Communities

WATCH: Ben Shapiro on slavery reparations and 2020 Democrats

Democrats have been talking about reparations a lot lately and that’s a clue that they are having a really hard time figuring out what the American people want. Do they really think that’s something they should be prioritizing? Giving money to people because of something that happened 150 years ago? Obviously, slavery was awful and it’s one of the darkest aspects of American history but reparations are at the bottom of most people’s priority lists even in minority communities.

That didn’t stop Beto O’Rourke from saying the following…

From Fox News:

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke appeared Wednesday to back off his initial opposition to slavery reparations, saying he would support a bill in Congress to study and consider the payments.

The former three-term congressman from Texas made his comments during an appearance in New York before the National Action Network, a civil rights organization founded by Al Sharpton.

Asked by Sharpton if he would back a measure introduced by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a fellow Texan, O’Rourke answered, “absolutely I would sign that into law.”

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Beto could have been just pandering here. He was with Al Sharpton and probably was just saying what he knew the crowd wanted to hear.

But still, pretty pathetic.

Reparations are not popular with the American people.

From Five Thirty Eight:

Reparations: A July 2018 survey from the left-leaning Data for Progress found that 26 percent of Americans supported some kind of compensation or cash benefits for the descendants of slaves. A May 2016 Marist survey also found that 26 percent of Americans said the U.S. should pay reparations as “a way to make up for the harm caused by slavery and other forms of racial discrimination.”3

So why is Beto supporting it?

Because he knows that identity politics is the way Democrats win elections. Divide and conquer.


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