The “white supremacist” narrative made against Republican voters and even Republican members of Congress by congressional Democrats like Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with a slew of Senate Democrats, continue with no end in sight.
With the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate all but dead on arrival, the narrative that Democrats have been pushing is that “white supremacists” loyal to President Trump carried out the acts of violence during the Capitol riot.
“The white supremacists who stormed our Capitol wore and even carried symbols of racism and anti-Semitism,” tweeted Rep. Wasserman Schultz.
Democrats have always contended that Trump was a white supremacist because he did not quickly denounce white nationalists involved in the riot in Charlottesville, Virginia the resulted in the death of one woman and countless injuries.
Trump did denounce white supremacy but it wasn’t enough. Now because a couple of the Capitol rioters waived the Confederate flag (it was really one individual), all of the rioters were labeled as racists and white supremacists.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez even went as far as to accuse members of the House of Representatives of being “white-supremacist members of Congress,” some of whom she says she personally knows.
“There were QAnon and white-supremacist sympathizers and, frankly, white supremacist members of Congress in that extraction point who I know and who I have felt would disclose my location and would create opportunities to allow me to be hurt, kidnapped, et cetera,” said Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez’s wild-eyed accusation against presumably Republican legislators is as extreme as it gets, but in looking back historically at members of the U. S. Congress who were white supremacists or supported racists views, the overwhelming majority of those lawmakers were members of the Democratic Party.
We all know the story about the late-Senator Robert Byrd (D) and his affiliation with the KKK, he said occurred during his early years. Upon Byrd’s passing in 2010, then-Senator Joe Biden eulogized the former klansman, praising his decades-long service in the senate.
Even President Barack Obama gushed over Sen. Byrd, stating,” He was a Senate icon. He was a Party leader. He was an elder statesman. And he was my friend. That’s how I’ll remember him.”
But even though he repented for his days as a devout white supremacist, Byrd, along with three other prominent Democratic Senators — Strom Thurmon, Sam Ervin, and William Fulbright — filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
All four men were devout racial segregationists, with Sen. Ervin even having defended Jim Crow laws.