2024 GOP Candidate Called Out by Dana Bash

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(FeaturedNews.com) – CNN anchor Dana Bash recently took issue with remarks made by businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, who is vying for a spot in the 2024 GOP primary. The contention arose from Ramaswamy’s contentious comparison of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D) to the notorious hate group, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

At a campaign event in Iowa, the entrepreneur didn’t mince his words. He labeled both Pressley and noted author Ibram X. Kendi as the “contemporary faces leading a movement reminiscent of the KKK.” He further elaborated that in his view, Congress didn’t benefit from “more Black representation” if their intention was to diminish Black perspectives. This was in reference to a statement from Pressley, a prominent member of ‘The Squad,’ wherein she expressed, “We aren’t looking for more Black voices in Congress if they don’t genuinely echo Black concerns. The sentiment applies equally to brown representatives.”

Ayanna Pressley’s achievements in the political arena are significant. She etched her name in history by emerging as the first Black woman elected to the Boston City Council. She didn’t stop there. In 2018, she further cemented her legacy by joining Massachusetts’ congressional delegation.

Additionally, Ramaswamy took the opportunity to voice concerns about Kendi’s acclaimed book ‘How to Be an Anti-Racist’. He inferred from the book that Kendi believes the remedy to historical discrimination is to advocate for discrimination in today’s world and in the days to come.

This ongoing controversy reached a boiling point during Ramaswamy’s guest appearance on CNN’s State of the Union. Bash, known for her forthright style, probed Ramaswamy about his contentious comparison. Despite his rising popularity in the primary polls, Ramaswamy remained unyielding in his stance. Bash was quick to underscore the KKK’s brutal history, including decades of terrorizing Black communities through heinous crimes. She challenged Ramaswamy, questioning the fairness and logic of equating such extreme acts of violence with the Democratic congresswoman’s remarks.

In his defense, Ramaswamy held firm, suggesting that, in his opinion, the essence of Pressley’s comments mirrored the “core philosophy” of the KKK.

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