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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said reparations for descendants of slaves are not a good idea in a press conference Tuesday.
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” he said, when asked about the subject by a reporter. “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We elected an African American president.”
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Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee introduced a bill in the House that would commission a study on reparations for slavery, which has the express support of a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kirsten Gillibrand. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker introduced a companion bill in the Senate, and former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke has also pledged his support...
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