Saturday, January 16, 2010

CBC Chair accepts Reid's apology

Members Of Congress Rally Against Proposed Amendment For Census-Taking

Chairwoman Lee defends Reid's record, calls media focus a distraction

Head of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Ca.), accepted Senator Harry Reid's (D-Nv.) apology for racial comments made about President Obama's light skin complexion and alleged lack of a "Negro dialect."

In a press release, the CBC chairwoman defended Reid's record of accomplishment saying, "Senator Reid’s record provides a stark contrast to actions of Republicans to block legislation that would benefit poor and minority communities. . ."

Chairwoman Lee also called the media uproar surrounding the comments a distraction from more important issues,

"There are too many issues like the economy, job creation and energy for these regrettable comments to distract us from the work that must be done on behalf of the American people."

Read the rest of Chairwoman Lee's press release here.

Rep. Lee defends Reid's record, calls controversy a distraction to bigger issues


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