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9 Black Caucus Members Vote for #CROmnibus

9 Black Caucus Members Vote for #CROmnibus

Somehow, nine Black Caucus members voted YES on .  Fifty-three Democrats in all voted for it. They were Reps. Sanford Bishop (GA), Lacy Clay, Jim Clyburn, Chaka Fattah, Steve Horsford, Greg Meeks, Cedric Richmond, David Scott and Terri Sewell.

Clyburn with Obama
Clyburn with Obama

Rep. Maxine Waters led a passionate defense against the bill because it rolls back consumer protections in Dodd-Frank. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi decided the bill as too much.  She voted no.

As Dr. Cornel West has said about the President: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency.”  It was the White House along with congressional leaders that negotiated the provisions in the #CROmnibus.  

“Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life,” Cornel West once said.