Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, reportedly sent members an email asking them to stay largely silent on Syria until lawmakers receive more information about President Obama’s plans for missile strikes, The Hill reports.
Fudge spokeswoman Ayofemi Kirby told The Hill she asked members “to limit public comment on the issue.” She also said, “The chair believes Congress and the American public need more information, and she awaits more briefings between now and early next week before commenting further. ”
Why can’t black lawmakers stand on principle and not on having President Obama’s ‘back’ on this matter? The majority of Americans are war-weary. That includes a lot of black Americans.