Need more black con­ser­va­tives

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - TEDDYLEE GRAY St. Ann, Ja­maica

It is my be­lief that il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion af­fects AfricanAmer­i­cans the most of any de­mo­graphic.

The House has 45 AfricanAmer­i­can rep­re­sen­ta­tives, none of whom sup­ports Pres­i­dent Trump’s bor­der wall. Of the 45 rep­re­sen­ta­tives, two are Repub­li­cans, Will Hurd and Mia Love. But as of to­day the Repub­li­cans will only have Will Hurd alone, who won by 1 per­cent of the votes. Mia Love lost her seat to Ben McA­dams.

Mr. Hurd voted against the wall and Ms. Love did not show up to vote. I be­lieve in­cum­bents such as Mr. Hurd, Ken Buck, Justin Amash and Fred Up­ton will face pri­maries in 2020 be­cause they voted against the wall. I don’t think they will sur­vive.

Cur­rently, three AfricanAmer­i­cans are in the Se­nate, and only one is ex­pected to sup­port the fund­ing of the wall. One thing is for sure: Repub­li­can Tim Scott is a mav­er­ick, not a Trump-hat­ing Repub­li­can. He op­poses Mr. Trump on cer­tain is­sues but he’s never made any of them per­sonal. I be­lieve the Repub­li­can Party needs real black con­ser­va­tives.

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