A claim by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz that Republicans want to return the country to Jim Crow segregation laws is “outrageous,” Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tells Newsmax.
Wasserman Schultz leveled the charge on the African-American network TV One’s “Washington Watch” program. Referring to Republican efforts to require photo identification to register to vote, the Democratic congresswoman from Florida said that “now you have the Republicans who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally and very transparently block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote Democratic candidates than Republican candidates.”
“I think she owes Republicans in this country an apology,” Priebus says, referring to the DNC chairwoman. “This is beyond injecting racial overtones for political purposes. This is claiming that Republicans would like to return to de jure racial segregation in this country. That is pathetic and outrageous.”
Jim Crow laws required blacks to at the back of buses. When more whites got on, the driver would move a “Colored” sign farther back in the bus, making less room for blacks.
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