White Republican Congressman Tells Black Contituent He’s Not Sure If Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional
But Florida Congressman Ted Yoho is “is so thankful for the Constitution,” he assures Melvin Flournoy of Gainesville, as he tries to whitesplain the Civil Rights Act’s legality.
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FLOURNOY: Do you think that any part of the Civil Rights Act of 1965 [sic], do you think any part of that is constitutional? And then if you’d discuss why. […]
YOHO: This country grew through a lot of growing pain. We’re going through it again. As we grow as a country and prosper, we’re going to go through it again in the future. That’s why I’m so thankful for the Constitution because it allows us to do that. Is it constitutional, the Civil Rights Act? I wish I could answer that 100 percent. I know a lot of things that were passed are not constitutional, but I know it’s the law of the land.
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