Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell has been criticised after saying that Black Americans vote ‘in just as high a percentage as Americans’. The comment came after Senate Democrats failed to pass voting rights protections in the run-up to this November’s midterm elections that will determine control of Congress in 2023.
A reporter asked McConnell if he had a message for voters of color who were concerned that, without the John R Lewis Voting Rights Act, they were not going to be able to vote in the midterm. ‘Well, the concern is misplaced because, if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,’ McConnell said
Watch the video of Mitch McConnell giving racist remarks, below
In case you missed it, Mitch McConnell said the quiet part out loud last night: “African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”
Make sure everyone sees this.pic.twitter.com/ReOvHGJcnI
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) January 20, 2022
Twitter Reacts to Mitch McConnell by Calling him “Racist”
After the remarks of Mitch McConnell, Americans seems angry and reacting on Twitter by sharing their angry thoughts, pictures from the history and rage.
Below are tweets which show how Twitter (and Americans) are reacting to Mitch McConnell.
— Lisa Hunt (@iamLisaHunt) January 20, 2022
In 1969, when Black Americans were still prevented from swimming alongside whites, Mr. Rogers decided to invite Officer Clemmons to join him and cool his feet in a pool, breaking a well-known color barrier.
In 1969, when Black Americans were still prevented from swimming alongside whites, Mr. Rogers decided to invite Officer Clemmons to join him and cool his feet in a pool, breaking a well-known color barrier. pic.twitter.com/U0vLD7Gb6i
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) January 18, 2022
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 20, 2022
Mitch McConnell’s comments suggesting African Americans aren’t fully American wasn’t a Freudian slip — it was a dog whistle.
The same one he has blown for years.
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) January 20, 2022
People sharing their own selfies with telling Mitch, they are American and are proud.
I am American! Mitch you don’t get to “other” me. I’m sure my roots are much deeper than yours, all of my lineage including: African, Native American and Irish. #MitchPlease #VoteThemAllOut2022 #VoteBlue2022 pic.twitter.com/GjJmXggGBE
— HRLady (@AmeliaPaint) January 20, 2022
— VOTE BLUE TO SAVE DEMOCRACY (@ChristyLove850) January 20, 2022
Mitch McConnell’s has shown us how he thinks of African Americans.
We should believe him.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) January 20, 2022
Ohio state senator, Nina Turner, responded by saying: “Not only are Black Americans, Americans, we built this joint 🏛🇺🇸.”
Not only are Black Americans, Americans, we built this joint 🏛🇺🇸
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) January 21, 2022
So the guy on the left, the leader of the Republicans, doesn’t see Black Americans in the same light as “Americans”
You don’t say… pic.twitter.com/C7DJEJW4ID
— 🇵🇱Reality Dose🇺🇸 (@LRPow79) January 21, 2022
I don’t know who needs to hear this (Mitch McConnell), but African-Americans are Americans.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 20, 2022
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 20, 2022
The full video in which Mitch McConnell refers to one of two groups as “African-Americans” and the other group as… “Americans.”