House Republicans to Push Bill Declaring “End to Racism” in U.S.

WaPo: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, a group of Southern House Republicans have put forward a congressional resolution declaring that ‘racism is a thing of the past’ in the United States. The resolution would call upon Congress to overrule the remaining portions of the Voting Right Act and other civil rights laws as ‘no longer necessary to insure American liberty.’ The resolution has begun to gain Senate support, including from Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), who missed the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march to participate in mundane events at the opposite end of Alabama. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MI) could not say whether or not he supported the resolution, or if he supported or opposed the Voting Rights Act, but declared that ‘racism is bad.'”

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