Jackson Lee: ‘America Is Ready’ for Slavery Reparations
On MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Tuesday, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee declared that Americans are ready for the “descendants of slavery” to receive reparations because of President Trump’s “attitude.”
Discussing her proposal for a reparations commission, Lee said, “The commission would study reparation proposals. We would not dictate to the commission its design but, clearly, it would be designed for those descendants of slavery…. This commission would have the authority appointed by the President, the Majority Leader, the Speaker, and scholars, to really dig deep, something that we have never done before and to design the response.”
“I think America is ready for this because of what we have been going through in the last couple of weeks, because of the attitude of our Commander-in-Chief, and because of what we have seen,” she added.
Lee is in denial, to put it charitably, if she believes reparations will heal the racial divide that Democrats like her have worked so hard to maintain.