WASHINGTON — The Rev. Al Sharpton visited the White House on Thursday to talk political strategy with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
The controversial New York-based civil rights activist and MSNBC host joined a small group to discuss “the fight to protect the constitutional right to vote and to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” the White House said.
The nearly 2-hour West Wing meeting was closed to reporters and also featured representatives from the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Council of Negro Women, among others.
Sharpton told reporters on the White House driveway that the meeting was “very candid, no holds barred.”
“If we don’t put the street heat on it won’t happen,” Sharpton said.
“We informed them this is going to come not from the White House down but from our houses up.”
Sharpton tweeted an image of the small group that met with Biden, Harris