Gohmert: Ban Racist Dem Party
Texas U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert pulled off the troll of the century on the House Floor, introducing a resolution to ban the Democrat Party for its history of slavery and racial discrimination. In a stirring speech before his colleagues, Gohmert systematically points out the hypocrisy of the Democrats in the slavery debate, including its racist platforms of 1840, 1844, 1848, 1852 and 1856 that states Congress and abolitionists have no power to interfere with questions of slavery; that Democrats suppressed the right of African Americans to vote in 1902; and that President Woodrow Wilson’s Administration began a racial segregation policy for U.S. government employees in the early 1920s.
Toss in that Democrats were the party that enacted and enforced Jim Crow laws, and led a 75-calendar-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act, spearheaded by West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd, a then-active recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. Tune in to this episode of The Blaze as Gohmert details more of his resolution to hold the Democrat Party accountable for their racist past.