One of GOP’s highest-profile Black lawmakers blasts DeSantis on slavery: ‘You’ve gone too far. Stop.’

By | July 29, 2023

Insider reports:

Republican Rep. John James of Michigan on Friday blasted Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida over the governor’s response to criticism from key Black conservatives over the state’s new Black history education guidelines, stating that the presidential candidate had “gone too far” and needed to “stop” his defense of the changes.

James — a Black freshman lawmaker who was the GOP nominee in two highly competitive Senate races in 2018 and 2020 — took to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, to lambast DeSantis for attacking Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida and Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina after they pushed back against the new slavery curriculum.

“#1: slavery was not CTE! Nothing about that 400 years of evil was a “net benefit” to my ancestors. #2: there are only five black Republicans in Congress and you’re attacking two of them. My brother in Christ … if you find yourself in a deep hole put the shovel down,” the congressman wrote. [Continue reading…]

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