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Civil rights leader rips Biden-Harris: ‘Progressives have hijacked the rich heritage’ of our movement

Philadelphia-born civil rights leader Bob Woodson has criticized President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for ‘hijacking’ the movement he helped lead in the 1960s .

Woodson told “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the electoral federalization bill named after fellow civil rights leader John Lewis is not about civil rights or improving the black community as Biden and d ‘others.

Vice President Kamala Harris. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

He told host Raymond Arroyo that Harris tarnished the movement’s legacy and denigrated America when she told an interviewer that the United States should “look at how can we talk to other countries about human rights abuses – of ‘autocracies’ – if we in our own country see an erosion of the rights that have been invested in the American people.”

“It’s been part of the whole process that progressives have hijacked the rich heritage of the civil rights movement and really used it as a bludgeon against the country,” Woodson said, after Arroyo asked if Harris equated the states. United with communist China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.
(AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

“And as long as they can keep black America in a constant state of turmoil, anger and resentment, that means they can easily control them. In other words, they are willing to sacrifice black bodies for black votes, even if they hijack the civil rights movement.”

The electoral federalization bill named after Lewis, which was blocked by moderate Democrats opposed to overturning the filibuster precedent, is far from high on the collective priorities of the black community, a he continued.

MSNBC host and Harlem, NY-based activist Al Sharpton, right, introduces President Joe Biden to North Charleston, SC

MSNBC host and Harlem, NY-based activist Al Sharpton, right, introduces President Joe Biden to North Charleston, SC
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


“They talk about the right to vote as the most important issue for black America,” he said. “It’s not true. It may be for some elites who take advantage of it, but every five minutes of every day a child is slaughtered in America, and four times that number of those children are black,” he said. he said of the crime waves in cities, including his hometown.

“Some of these same killings are happening in cities run by black politicians over the past 50 years,” Woodson added. “[If] racism was the only culprit, so why do black people fail in institutions run by their own people? Why do they fail in political systems where all control is in the hands of black politicians?

“So how you can avoid having to solve this dilemma…is what we need to solve. And focusing on voting rights is a deviation from that reality and prevents us from offering solutions that the Woodson Center has promoted and will continue to promote.”