Velshi: Republicans 'Using Race as a Political Weapon' by Opposing 1619 Project

Velshi: Republicans 'Using Race as a Political Weapon' by Opposing 1619 Project


On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Velshi,” host Ali Velshi argued that Republicans are “using race as a political weapon” by opposing the 1619 Project.

Velshi said, “244 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, structural racism continues to disproportionately segregate communities of color. And this week, following President Biden’s first address to Congress, Republicans sent the party’s only black senator to reject the ongoing debate about racism in America.”

After playing a clip from Scott’s speech, Velshi stated, “Now, the argument that America is not a racist country is one President Biden and Vice President Harris agreed with this week following Sen. Scott’s rebuttal, but the reality is the party is using race as a political weapon, and that’s his own party, Tim Scott’s party. For example, Senate [Minority] Leader Mitch McConnell and 37 Republican senators are looking to take the next step in a culture

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