Another white Republican is trying his hand at whitesplaining civil rights….
Florida Congressman Ted Yoho, who is “so thankful for the Constitution,” tried to give his two cents on the Civil Rights Act to Melvin Flournoy, a black constituent from Gainesville.
FLOURNOY: Do you think that any part of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 [sic], do you think any part of that is constitutional? And then if you’d discuss why. [...]
YOHO: This country grew through a lot of growing pain. We’re going through it again. As we grow as a country and prosper, we’re going to go through it again in the future. That’s why I’m so thankful for the Constitution because it allows us to do that. Is it constitutional, the Civil Rights Act? I wish I could answer that 100 percent. I know a lot of things that were passed are not constitutional, but I know it’s the law of the land.
Once again, we have a white Republican trying to tell blacks what they should believe to be true….