Potential 2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke back-tracked from previous comments regarding racial reparations Wednesday; saying he now supports a “national conversation” surrounding financial restitution for America’s history of slavery.
“Foundational to the word ‘reparations’ is ‘repair’. Foundational to repair is the truth,” O’Rourke told supporters during a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
“And until all Americans understand that civil rights are not just those [historic] victories… but the injustices that have been visited and continue to be visited on people, we will never change that we need to live up to the promise of this country,” he added.
“I don’t believe that should be the primary or initial focus of the conversation,” concluded the Texas Democrat. “I think it is understanding the facts… and those actions will take place after there is a national conversation with facts and truth.”
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FANTASYLAND: Top Economists Say Warren’s New Proposals to Cost Taxpayers Over $100 TRILLION
Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered her first nationally televised town hall event in Mississippi Monday night; offering a series of proposals that the nation’s top economists predict will cost US taxpayers over $100 trillion.
Warren was speaking with supporters when she offered her series of solutions for the nation’s most pressing problems; promising free healthcare, universal childcare, debt-free college tuition, reparations, the Green New Deal, and more.
“That’s how we build a future. And I’ll add one little piece to it and say when you take a look at the Green New Deal, understand this is about building the infrastructure for the 21st century, for a sustainable world,” Warren claimed.
“I believe it’s time to start the national, full-blown conversation about reparations,” Warren added: “ignoring the problem is not working.”
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WARREN: US Needs ‘Full Blown’ Conversation on Reparations, Urges Creation of ‘Congressional Panel’
Potential 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for a “national, full-blown conversation” on reparations this week; demanding the creation of a “congressional panel of experts” to help the country “begin to heal.”
“Slavery is a stain on America & we need to address it head on. I believe it’s time to start a national, full-blown conversation about reparations. I support the bill in the House to support a congressional panel of experts so that our nation can do what’s right & begin to heal,” tweeted Warren.
Slavery is a stain on America & we need to address it head on. I believe it’s time to start a national, full-blown conversation about reparations. I support the bill in the House to support a congressional panel of experts so that our nation can do what’s right & begin to heal.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 19, 2019
Warren delivered her first nationally televised presidential town hall event Monday night; offering proposals and federal programs that leading economists predict will cost over $100 trillion.