Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat against Republican J.D. Vance, faced backlash online Wednesday over past remarks that he made about the U.S. Justice System.
In the controversial remarks, Ryan calls the U.S. Justice System “racist,” claiming that it was “the new Jim Crow.”
“I believe the current criminal justice system is racist,” Ryan said. “I believe in my heart it’s the new Jim Crow.”
Even more shocking about Ryan’s remarks was the fact that they were made in the summer of 2019, a year before Black Lives Matter protests and riots rocked the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Ryan’s remarks generated a wide range of responses from former U.S. officials, political figures, and media personalities.
Vance responded, “Hey @TimRyan