The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is accusing the far-left Justice Democrats of targeting black lawmakers in primary elections.
The Daily Caller reports:
Justice Democrats is supporting primary opponents of eight term Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar and 10-term Missouri Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay — who is a member of the CBC. The Justice Democrats are also threatening to knock-off New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who is the chairman of the Democratic caucus, a CBC member and potential successor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
CBC leaders are worried that other members could soon be in the crosshairs of Justice Democrats, including congressmen Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), and Anthony Brown (D-MD).
CBC leader Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) told The Hill, “It just seems strange that the social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African-Americans are included and part of this process. I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two ways.
Justice Democrats first rose to prominence during the 2018 midterm elections after throwing their support behind ultra-leftist candidates, lhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.