DCCC Chair: ‘Significant Extent’ of Republicans ‘Animated by Racism’

by Andrew Johnson

While “not all” Republicans are racist, a good portion of them are, according to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel (D., N.Y.).

“To a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism and that’s unfortunate,” he told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday.​ Crowley responded by saying these claims, as well as the “War on Women” attacks, all sound like “election-year strategy” to try to rally the Democratic base.

Israel’s remarks come after Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that criticism towards him and President Obama is racially motivated.

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