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