A radical congresswoman from California went on CNN last night and shared a tale of racism that is leading many to compare her to infamous actor Jussie Smollett.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) was brought on The Source with Kaitlin Collins to respond to remarks made by Nikki Haley regarding discrimination. Nikki Haley earlier this week said that America is not, nor has ever been, a racist country and there is too much “self-loathing.”
Lee began by spreading the myth of “systemic racism” and blaming it for the plight of minority groups in America, including Native Americans and Blacks. Then she told a “personal story,” supposedly revealing how a white man discriminated against her as she was going to vote.
Notice during her screed she never provides evidence nor mentions a specific date and time regarding this alleged incident.
Rep. Barbara Lee: “I was walking to the Capitol and a man stopped me, a white guy, and told me I could not get into the members’ elevator…He told me it was for members only. I said, ‘Sir, I’m a member of Congress’ and showed him my pin. And he said, ‘Whose pin did you steal?’” pic.twitter.com/RGhOpfTMjM
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 19, 2024
Lee: Institutional racism is in the DNA of this country…250 years of enslaving African-Americans ands then you at the disparities in our community in terms ofd health care, unemployment, housing…
You cannot tell me that systemic racism does not exist. Second you have personal racism that is hard to address but I’ll give you one little story: I was walking from the House building on Capitol Hill to the Capitol and a white guy stopped me and told me I could not get into the members elevator. We have (member) pins and I was going to vote and he blocked me from entering the elevator and told me I was not a member of Congress and it was for members only.
I said, “Sir, I’m a member of Congress” and showed him my pin. And he said, “Whose pin did you steal?”
This is an example of what personal racism is and how people of color constantly have to deal with this each and every day. But systemic racism is within the policies of this country and just look at they are doing in terms of trying to eliminate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)…It’s a very dangerous position that she has. She’s clueless.
Lee’s personal tale of racism set off multiple alarm bells with X users, who proceeded to compare her Smollett. As The Gateway Pundit readers know, the failed actor paid two black men to attack him on a frigid day in Chicago five years ago and claimed afterward he was assaulted by Trump supporters. Smollett was later convicted on five felony counts.
Barbara Lee has been in Congress for 25yrs and is the Highest Ranking African American Woman appointed to Democratic Leadership.
I can assure you, EVERYONE knows who she is. So you can pipe down the Jussie Smollett fantasies, Barbara. We ain’t buying it. pic.twitter.com/YeDGdI3NIl
— OCDMAMADRAMA (@ocdmamadrama) January 19, 2024
Jussie Smollett: “If I had a Mom, she’d look like Rep. Barbara Lee” pic.twitter.com/uMT6SWKTSv
— News That Matters (@ThatmattersNews) January 19, 2024
No one believes Barbara Lee.
She’s the Jussie Smollett of Congress.
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) January 19, 2024
I think Barbara Lee out – smolletted Jussie Smollett.
— Ernestine Hemingway (@CarolynDCro) January 19, 2024
Jussie Barbara Lee is looking for attention just like Jussie Smollett. pic.twitter.com/VcjZt0UzFM
— Rob C (@Rob4C466100) January 19, 2024
Considering there are security cameras in the Capitol, it should be easy to determine whether Lee’s story is true. She has in no way earned the benefit of the doubt.
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