Rep. Cedric Richmond attacked AG William Barr on the basis of not having black people among his “top staff” that he brought along with him when he got the position of Attorney General.
Richmond made the point that Barr had this in common with both former acting AG Whitaker and Sessions.
Richmond then claimed: “that sir is systematic racism. That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting” and suggests that AG Barr keep the name of John Lewis out of the DOJ’s mouth.
Rep. Cedric Richmond: “When you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no Black people. That, sir, is systematic racism…”
“You really should keep the name of the Honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth,” he added.
Tim Young wrote in response to Richmond’s remarks blasting him for his lack of terminology.
“Hey Cedric Richmond, it’s “systemic racism,” not “systematic racism,” Young pointed out. “If you’re going to accuse Bill Barr of it, the least you can do is get the terminology right.”