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On Live Television, Senate Candidate Tells African Americans: 'Stop Begging For Federal Government Scraps'

On Live Television Senate Candidate Tells African Americans Stop Begging For Federal Government Scraps

 

U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel was booed by a live MSNBC audience at Ole Miss on Friday morning after he said African-American Mississippians should stop "begging for federal government scraps."

Republican McDaniel and other Senate candidates were interviewed on the "Morning Joe" show from its live broadcast in Mississippi. Interview panelist Eddie Glaude Jr., a Moss Point native and chairman of African-American studies at Princeton University, asked McDaniel about his support for the controversial state flag, comments about hip-hop music contributing to gun violence and praise of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Glaude asked McDaniel how he would speak to Mississippi's 38 percent of African-Americans and how he would convince them "you are not a danger to them."

McDaniel responded: "I am going to ask them, after 100 years, after 100 years of relying on big government to save you, where are you today? After 100 years of begging for federal government scraps, where are you today?"

After the audience booed the comments, McDaniel quickly said: "I mean the state of Mississippi. I'm talking about the state of Mississippi ... To your question, the candidate I am is the candidate that wants to expand your liberty ... break out of old ways."

McDaniel faces appointed Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, former U.S. Rep. Mike Espy and military veteran Democrat Tobey Bartee in a Nov. 6 special election to fill out the remaining two years of longtime Sen. Thad Cochran's term.

McDaniel faces appointed Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, former U.S. Rep. Mike Espy and military veteran Democrat Tobey Bartee in a Nov. 6 special election to fill out the remaining two years of longtime Sen. Thad Cochran's term.

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In light of all the political correctness and leftist hysteria, I’m curious about what you think: How should Robert E. Lee be remembered?

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Source: clarionledger.com

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 , Total Page Views: 2021

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