Black Activists Rebuke Comparison of Impeachment to … Civil Rights Movement!

Partisan “Clarification” Called Disrespectful And Hypocritical

Black Activists Rebuke Comparison of Impeachment to Civil Rights Movement

Partisan “Clarification” Called Disrespectful And Hypocritical

Project 21 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Pushing back on lawmakers who compare impeachment proceedings to the Civil Rights Movement and the fight against Jim Crow discrimination, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are calling liberals’ rhetorical tactics – particularly ones by U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries – both incorrect and hypocritical.

Martin Baker

“This has to be – without question – one of the most incorrect comparisons I have ever heard,” said Project 21 member Martin Baker.

“How dare Representative Jeffries weaponize the collective struggles of suffragettes and the Civil Rights Movement by comparing them to an impeachment that is partisan political vengeance. To say it is disrespectful would be an understatement. To compare those two situations is, at the least, inherently wrong and does nothing to address the current situation. Using the Civil Rights Movement as the basis for a soundbite to whip the troops into frenzy will backfire.”

During the debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives preceding Wednesday’s impeachment vote against President Donald Trump, Representative Jeffries claimed that impeachment would not further divide the American people because “there is a difference between division and clarification.” He asserted:

“Suffrage once divided the nation, but women rose up to clarify that all voices must be heard in our democracy. Jim Crow once divided the nation, but civil rights champions rose up to clarify that all are entitled to equal protection under the law.”

Calling concerns about division “cynical,” Representative Jeffries added, “we will clarify that no one is above the law.”

Christopher Arps

Project 21 member Christopher Arps sternly rebuked these comments, pointing out that the manner in which the impeachment proceedings were conducted called into question the legal motives and underpinnings of the process. He said:

“In these historic impeachment proceedings, we’ve seen Jim Crow era tactics like anonymous witnesses and the gathering of suspect evidence used against President Trump. That’s why I find it so ironic to hear African American Congressman Hakeem Jeffries mention slavery and Jim Crow in his impeachment remarks. Jeffries‘s quote clearly demonstrates there is not a shortage of hypocrisy or extreme partisanship at play in our nation’s capital.”

The votes to impeach President Trump were exclusively partisan – 230-197 and 229-198. Earlier in the proceedings, U.S. Representative Al Green suggested impeachment was necessary “to deal with slavery.” U.S. Representative John Lewis, who was a member of the Civil Rights Movement, called the impeachment votes “a mission and a mandate to be on the right side of history.”

Stacy Washington
Stacy Washington

“After last night’s partisan vote, impeachment is now just a political tool. This is not what the Founders intended,”

Said Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington.

“What have the liberals accomplished? Yes, they have impeached the President of the United States. But without control of the Senate – and lacking any evidence of an actual high crime or misdemeanor – not only does President Trump remain in office, but polls show Americans are actually rallying to his side. It’s an epic partisan fail.”


To schedule an interview with a member of Project 21, contact Judy Kent at (703) 759-0269.


Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over 25 years, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research. Its members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 40,000 times since the program was created in 1992. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked exclusively for the use of Project 21.

Founded in 1982, the National Center for Public Policy Research is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from some 60,000 individuals, less than four percent from foundations and less than two percent from corporations. Sign up for email updates here.

Follow Project 21 on Twitter at @Project21News for general announcements. To be alerted to upcoming media appearances by Project 21 members, follow our media Twitter at @NCPPRMedia.


The above article (Black Activists Rebuke Comparison of Impeachment to Civil Rights Movement) was originally created and published by Project 21 and is republished here with permission and attribution to


Read more great articles by Project 21



Stay tuned to …


The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)


Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.


Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.


Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.