This week representatives from black organizations descended on Capitol Hill to promote a proposal condemning President Trump and lobby against a resolution Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) proposed that condemns Nation of Islam leader and prominent anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan.
Malik Zulu Shabazz, president of Black Lawyers for Justice, led the group, which included members of the 10,000 Black Men’s March, New Black Panther Party, Anacostia Citizens for Justice, Prince Georges County Peoples Coalition, and Black Lives Matter.
Shabazz told the congressman’s staff: “Remember, we must condemn Donald Trump, and not Louis Farrakhan. Donald Trump’s in power. Louis Farrakhan is just a private citizen.”
We’re going to get some action. Because regardless, we’re going to get to know these Congressional Black Caucus people and they’re going to know that they are not going to bow to white people, they are going to bow to us.
You’re going to represent us or we’re going to triple and quadruple our numbers and drive you out of here.
A video of his remarks was posted by the National Black Men’s Convention:
The Republican Jewish Coalition has called for eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus to resign because of their support of Farrakhan.
Rokita’s resolution condemns Mr. Farrakhan for “promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.” He cites his Feb. 25 speech in Chicago in which he referred to Jews as “Satanic” and declared that “white folks are going down.”