Philadelphia-born civil rights chief Bob Woodson criticized President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the progressive wing of the Democratic Occasion for “hijacking” the motion he helped lead within the Nineteen Sixties.
Woodson advised “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the election federalization bill named after fellow civil rights chief John Lewis shouldn’t be about civil rights or the betterment of the Black neighborhood as Biden and others declare.
He advised host Raymond Arroyo that Harris tarnished the motion’s legacy and bashed America when she advised an interviewer that america ought to “watch how can we speak to different international locations about human rights abuses — ‘autocracies’ — if we in our personal nation see an erosion of the rights which were invested within the American individuals.”
“It is a part of the entire course of that progressives have hijacked the wealthy legacy of the civil rights motion and actually utilizing it as a bludgeon in opposition to the nation,” mentioned Woodson, after Arroyo requested if Harris was equating america with Communist China.
“And so long as they’ll hold Black America in a relentless state of agitation, anger and resentment, it means they’ll simply management them. In different phrases, they’re keen to sacrifice Black our bodies for Black votes, whilst they hijack the civil rights motion.”
The election federalization invoice named after Lewis, which has been stymied by average Democrats averse to abolishing the filibuster precedent, is nowhere close to the highest of the Black neighborhood’s collective priorities, he continued.
“They’re speaking about voting rights as crucial subject to Black America,” he mentioned. “That is not true. It could be for some elites who revenue from it, however each 5 minutes of each day a toddler is shot in America, and 4 occasions that variety of these youngsters are Black,” he mentioned of crime waves in cities together with his hometown.
“A few of these similar murders and are occurring in cities which were run by Black politicians over the previous 50 years,” Woodson added. “[If] racism had been the only real wrongdoer, then why are Blacks failing in establishments run by their very own individuals? Why are they failing in political programs the place all of the management is within the fingers of Black politicians?”
“So the best way you may keep away from having to handle this dilemma … is what we should handle. And concentrating on voting rights is a deflection away from that actuality and prevents us from arising with options that the Woodson Middle has been selling and can proceed to advertise.”