Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), who is black, played the race card during a virtual town hall to explain that ‘white liberals’ only elected her because they felt bad for her . Her Republican opponent, George Logan, who is also black, issued a statement slamming her for exploiting race.
“For those of you who haven’t been paying attention over the past two cycles, in 2020 every seat Republicans won or flipped was with a woman or a minority,” Hayes said during her virtual town hall. , according to washington time.
“There’s this idea that the only reason I got elected was because white liberals felt very sorry and guilty and voted for me, so give them any other African American and they’ll vote. for this person all the same”, explained the deputy.
the Times noted that the Democrats’ “go-to” attack on Republicans is to call them the party of old whites, despite the collapse of their argument over the years. The report also pointed out that there are 81 black Republicans running to run for Congress this year, compared to the last election, when only 27 ran to run for Congress.
In response to Hayes’ comments, Logan, the Democrat’s most prominent challenger, lambasted her in a statement Thursday afternoon.
“It is disheartening to hear these remarks from MP Hayes, reducing this campaign to skin color,” he said. “To perpetuate a narrative that says candidates of color are defined by their looks rather than what they’ve accomplished is dangerous,” he explained.
“I’m running for Congress because I believe in my life experiences,” Logan continued. He explained that he was once a policy maker, had a successful career in the private sector, and sits on boards and commissions dedicated to giving back to his community.
Logan said that between his credentials and his Masters in Mechanical Engineering; he would be “better equipped” to serve as a member of the congressional district than Hayes.
“I am not running for Congress on Identity Politics as Ms. Hayes seems to believe. I am running to fight for the people of Connecticut and to be an advocate for common sense solutions that will help get our state and country back on track,” Logan concluded.
Hayes, along with other vulnerable Democrats, has had a tough time in the polls, as has President Joe Biden.
On a generic ballot, Republicans were the leading Democrats. In fact, the president himself — whom Hayes has aligned closely with, as she has voted on Biden-backed policies 98.2% of the time — has also seen the number of job endorsements in the 30s. after serving for just over a year. That could be because voters have been keen to see a change in leadership since Democrats took full control in Washington, DC, in 2020.
Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter.