A Democrat lawmaker is demanding that the name of a Senate office building be changed because it is racist, the latest addition to a growing list of seemingly millions of things deemed to be hurtful to the feelings of black people by the “woke” left.
Because there just isn’t any important business on the legislative agenda, race-obsessed Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) spoke from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday where he tried to make the case for scrubbing the name from the Russell Senate Office Building.
During his silly spiel, the congressman referred to a “recent kerfuffle” over the Senate’s dress code, referring to the controversy when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made special accommodations for mentally challenged slob Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) who regularly shows up to work looking like a homeless vagrant.
The bipartisan reversal of the “Fetterman Rule” was used by Green as an opening to denounce the building without a hint of irony that its namesake was a segregationist Democrat, Senator Richard Russell of Georgia.
(Video: YouTube/Rep. Al Green)
“And still, I rise, Madam Speaker, a proud, liberated Democrat in the spirit of Shirley Chisholm, unbought, unbossed, and unafraid, unafraid to say that the Senate of the United States of America cares more about what they wear to work than the building they work in,” Green began.
Addressing the recent kerfuffle about the dress code in the Senate, Green said, “As a result, some 40 senators, in fact, about 46, signed a letter addressing this newly installed dress code. I won’t read it in its entirety because time doesn’t permit.”
“But here’s what it says in one paragraph,” he continued. “Allowing casual clothing on the Senate floor disrespects the institution, disrespects the institution we serve, and the American families we represent.”
“No disrespect, Senators, but I believe allowing Richard Russell’s name to stay on the Senate Russell office building disrespects the people you serve and disrespects this country. The Richard Russell office building is a symbol of racism!” Green ranted.
“It is a symbol of disrespect for the American people, and it certainly disrespects people of African ancestry because Richard Russell was a racist bigot. Richard Russell was a co-author of the Southern Manifesto, Richard Russell fought anti-lynching legislation. Richard Russell’s name should not be on a building paid for with taxpayer dollars,” he said, but what he conveniently left out is that the “racist” Russell was a member of his own party which is possibly even more racist today than it was back in the bad old days of Jim Crow.
“It’s time for you to take the same amount of time that you took to reform your dress code, and reform the name that’s on the Richard Russell office building,” the congressman demanded. “It’s easy to do; just let it revert back to the name that it had before it became the Russell Senate Office Building. Let it become the Old Senate Office Building. And if you need more time, take ad infinitum and decide the name that you most prefer.”
“I have no name to recommend. I only recommend that you take Russell’s name off. It took less than two weeks… to revert back to the old dress code. It’s been more than 50 years that Richard Russell’s name has been on this building. Have you no shame Senators?” Green thundered. “Do you not respect the people of African ancestry who go in and out of this building?”
It’s not the first time that Green has called for the name to be scrubbed from the building and last year reintroduced a resolution to relegate long-dead Russell to the trashcan of history.
“We the people of the United States are tasked with establishing justice in and for our nation. However, to achieve justice for all, we must first acknowledge that painful manifestations of bigotry and white supremacy did not vanish with the mandate to desegregate our society,” Green said in a February 2022 statement.
Just another day in the ongoing Democrat clown show that has turned the House into a three-ring circus.
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