Boy, we’re enjoying immensly the Carnahan Blog (FiredUp Missouri) rip on Black Democrats who voted in favor to eliminate Rusty’s district. (here, here, here, and here) You can’t blame though, they’re only following the lead of their boy. Not a great strategy to endear yourself to black community though. Have the Carnahan’s forgotten how bad Robin fared last year?
For the second time in three weeks on Wednesday, Rep. Russ Carnahan engaged a fellow Missouri Democrat in a heated confrontation over redistricting on the House floor. This time, it was Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, who had encouraged a state lawmaker to cast what became the deciding vote to put in place a state redistricting plan that pairs Carnahan, who is white, with Rep. Lacy Clay, who is black, in a St. Louis-area district that is heavily African-American.
“He’s angry,” Cleaver, a longtime Carnahan family friend, said after the verbal altercation. “I understand the frustration that my colleague is experiencing.” Carnahan declined to comment on the conversation — but he didn’t contest that it occurred or that it was animated. Last time, it was Rep. Lacy Clay, to whom Carnahan said “F—- you. Thanks for your help,” after Clay declined to put his full weight against the plan. Read more…
House Speaker Steven Tilley on Redistricting
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