In a speech on Monday, President Donald Trump implied that members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and others who did not applaud during his State of the Union (SOTU) address were treasonous. “…Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country very much,” said Trump.
Just days before Trump’s first SOTU, CBC members called for impeachment proceedings to begin. In a 355-66 vote for Trump’s removal from office, CBC members led by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), vowed to protest the SOTU with several making the decision not to attend the address.
For those CBC members who did attend the SOTU, they wore Kente cloth to protest the president’s alleged comments about African nations.
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