Georgia Democrat Hammers Biden on His Black Agenda: 'You're a Day Late and a Dollar Short'

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Posted: May 06, 2020 7:30 AM
Georgia Democrat Hammers Biden on His Black Agenda: 'You're a Day Late and a Dollar Short'

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, the Democrat who came out in support of President Trump, bashed Joe Biden on Tuesday over his newly released “black agenda,” which Jones says is a “day late and a dollar short.”

“After 40-plus years, Joe Biden has finally agreed and listened to me … and other black conservatives and now out of nowhere he has a black agenda,” he said. “Now Joe-come-lately wants to come out and imitate Donald Trump’s agenda for blacks in America. The first thing Joe should’ve had on his black agenda was opening up the Democratic Party to independent and conservative-thinking blacks.”

Jones recalled how he was attacked for supporting Trump. He even temporarily made the decision to resign from office over how he and his family were being treated. After an outpouring of support, however, he chose to stay in office, refusing to let Democrats bully him “into submission.”

“Like I said, Joe, you’re a day late and a dollar short,” Jones said. “You are not committed in your heart to the black agenda. This is an election ploy, this is a hoax, and we’re not going to stand for it.”

Biden’s plan for the black community aims to:

  • Advance the economic mobility of African Americans and close the racial wealth and income gaps.
  • Expand access to high-quality education and tackle racial inequity in our education system.
  • Make far-reaching investments in ending health disparities by race.
  • Strengthen America’s commitment to justice.
  • Make the right to vote and the right to equal protection real for African Americans.
  • Address environmental justice.

"African Americans can never have a fair shot at the American Dream so long as entrenched disparities are still allowed to chip away at opportunity," Biden wrote in Medium discussing his agenda. "You don’t have an equal chance when your schools are substandard, when your home is undervalued, when your car insurance costs more for no good reason, or when the poverty rate for African Americans is more than twice what it is for whites."

He continued: "I believe that the moral obligation of our time is to rebuild our economy in a way that finally brings everyone along. That goal has always been the core of my candidacy — it’s the very reason that I am running for President. And achieving it starts by rooting out systemic racism from our laws, our policies, our institutions, and our hearts."

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