Rep. Cedric Richmond Shuts Down Rep. Steve King During Crime Stat Argument

Rep. Cedric Richmond Shuts Down Rep. Steve King During Crime Stat Argument


Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) had a busy day yesterday.  As Congressional Black Caucus Chair he took a vote of members during their weekly meeting on whether to meet with President Trump (as a group). Before that meeting, Richmond challenged Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after King compared crime in the central American country of Guatemala, which has one of the highest murder rates in the world, to Richmond’s hometown of New Orleans. La. 

Here is how that went.

As a member of Congress representing the city of New Orleans, Richmond challenged Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after King compared the city Richmond represents to Guatemala regarding crime.  

As usual with Steve King, he speaks in unspecific terms when talking about black and brown people.  King used the word “crime” but no specific reference to what types of crime in particular.  The comparison to Guatemala and New Orleans is strange because, when it comes to murder, there is no comparison.

The murder rates of world cities can be seen here.  

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


  1. I Applaud Congressma Cedric Richmond’s Tenacity for Standing up and to this Colleague who Apparently dosen’t have his Priorities in line…We Need others to Stand up and Refuse to be Disrespected! Atta Man Ced!

  2. Your a Great young man, Leading by Example.Stay on it.The criminal elements aren’t just in NOLA , their lots of them right there in D.C.Police all over America taking innocent lives,getting slaps on the risk.Enough !

  3. MR.CEDRIC RICHMOND let them DOGS no who you are and what u stand for.them crackers no what they are saying and what they are doing ,them DOGS need too see what happen with scalise they not satisfied.

    • That’s right Cedric represent your City that is no comparison he tried to talk under the cover like no one know what and who he was referring to he almost was shown how we represent our City.

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