15 Jan 2018
It’s no secret that the KKK and other hate groups have become emboldened by the election of our clearly racist President. Last year, Barbara Comstock’s opponent condemned Comstock’s silent endorsement of Trump’s racist campaign:
After 72 hours, Comstock is eerily silent on Trump's ties to the KKK & other white supremacist groups #VA10 (2/6)— LuAnn Bennett (@LuAnnBennett) March 2, 2016
When it comes to racism in her district, Barbara Comstock has a long history of saying nothing, or saying the wrong thing entirely. For instance, she had absolutely nothing to say when KKK hate messages were found in Halloween bags given to children in her district last October.
The KKK was back at it this weekend, handing out racist flyers in Leesburg, VA that targeted Dr. Martin Luther King.
Once again, Barbara Comstock had nothing to say about this, until she was called out by the Loudoun County chapter of the NAACP yesterday.
All leaders in Loudoun denounce this racism. It also needs a thorough investigation, tracking down who is doing this, exposing them, and taking action against them... pic.twitter.com/C8Y825YKHw— Barbara Comstock (@RepComstock) January 14, 2018
Comstock was also silent when white supremacists were planning a rally to celebrate their beloved treason monument that currently sits on the grounds of the Leesburg Courthouse.
Barbara Comstock talks a good game but when she stands with her racist colleagues in the GOP when it counts.
Barbara Comstock voted to keep displaying the Confederate flag in Congress just ten days after Confederate flag lover, Dylan Roof, shot up a church full of African Americans
In fact, on four separate occasions, Comstock voted to kill a bill that would ban all Confederate symbols from the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Voted To Delay A Resolution That Would Require Removal Of All Confederate Symbols From The House [June 2015]
- Voted To Send A Motion To Remove Any State Flag Containing The Confederate Battle Flag From US Capitol Grounds To The House Administration Committee [July 2015]
- Voted To Block Consideration On An Immediate Vote For A Resolution To Remove Any State Flag Containing The Confederate Battle Flag From The U.S. Capitol Grounds [July 2015]
- Voted To Block Consideration Of Removing Any State Flag Containing The Confederate Battle Flag From US Capitol Grounds [July2015]
Comstock didn’t stop there either. In the months leading up to the now infamous “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville, she went on the record opposing the removal of a Confederate statue in Leesburg, VA.
“I support building more statues and adding to our history; not tearing down statues or erasing our history.”
According to Barbara Comstock, removal of Confederate statues would be “erasing history.”
Does that argument sound familiar to you?