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Congressional Black Caucus Responds To President Trump’s Call For An Investigation Into Jussie Smollett’s Case

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Washington, March 29, 2019 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Trump called for a federal investigation into the case of actor Jussie Smollett and referenced his case while at his rally in Michigan on Thursday night. Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) issued the following statement in response: 

"Yesterday, President Trump bizarrely called for a federal investigation into actor Jussie Smollett's case instead of focusing on his Administration’s attempt to strip Americans of their health care," said Chairwoman Bass. "The President’s silence on the rise of white nationalism across the country only signals his complicity. Where was the President's call for an investigation when white nationalists marched across the campus of the University of Virginia resulting in an anti-racist demonstrator losing her life? Instead of focusing on Jussie's case, the President should be demanding that his Attorney General release the full Mueller report to the American people. But in true Trump fashion, the President is attempting to distract and divide instead of demonstrating transparent and ethical leadership.”
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