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

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

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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
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.

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  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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