Freak-out over GOP lawmaker saying ‘colored people’ on House floor

Members of the perpetually aggrieved Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) raged against a Republican lawmaker who used the term “colored people” during a speech from the floor of the House of Representatives, but some were quick to point out the hypocrisy of the ginned-up outrage from Democrats who regularly use the term “people of color” to describe non-white individuals.

On Thursday, Rep. Eli Crane (R-Ariz.) was engaging his Democrat colleague Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) during a debate over a proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) seeking to stress “the importance of the military remaining apolitical to maintain its readiness and effectiveness” when he triggered the former CBC chairwoman who demanded that his remarks be stricken from the record.

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While disagreeing with Rep. Beatty’s claim that the amendment would cause harm to women and people of color, Rep. Crane responded, “Though that was unbelievably inspiring, my amendment has nothing to do with whether or not colored people or black people or anybody can serve, ok?”

His remarks triggered the thin-skinned Beatty who cried, “Mr Speaker!”

Undeterred, Crane continued speaking, “What we want to preserve and maintain is the fact that our military does not become a social experiment. We want the best of the best, we want to have standards that guide who’s in what unit, what they do, and I’m gonna tell you guys right now, the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians, the North Koreas, they are not doing this because they want the strongest military possible. I hope my colleagues on the other side can understand what we’re doing,” he said.

“I’d like to be recognized to have the words ‘colored people’ stricken from the record. I find it offensive and very inappropriate,” Beatty then demanded. “I am asking for unanimous consent to take down the words of referring to me or any of my colleagues as ‘colored people.’”

“Can I amend my comments to people of color?” Crane asked, prompting Beatty to insist, “I’m asking for unanimous consent, Mr. Speaker, to have the words stricken. I didn’t ask for an amendment.”

Beatty then took to Twitter where she wailed, “I am still in utter shock and disbelief that a Republican uttered the words ‘colored people’ in reference to African-American service members who sacrifice their lives for our freedom.”

“I will not tolerate such racist and repugnant words in the House Chamber or anywhere in the Congress. That’s why I asked that those words be stricken from the record, which was done so by unanimous consent,” the congresswoman added.

The Congressional Black Caucus also raged against Rep. Crane’s remarks, “This is a shameful moment on the House floor.”

“Rep. Eli Crane referring to Black service members who risk their lives for our country as ‘colored people’ is unconscionable,” railed the exclusionary group of black Dems, using the opportunity to plug Critical Race Theory brainwashing. “The GOP fights against diversity, equity and inclusion training and prove everyday why it’s necessary.”

Other Democrats also caterwauled over Crane’s usage of the term that they find racist despite “people of color” being perfectly acceptable.

Twitter users, who unlike media and Democrats don’t see racism EVERYWHERE, weighed in with their observations on the overblown temper tantrum.

Hypocrisy is truly the coin of the realm in the race-obsessed Democratic Party.

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