US Representative Glenn Grothman was on the radio with squawk show host Chuckles Sykes when the conversation went to the tragic shooting in Dallas. Grothman was quick to point out that race relations in general were worse since Barack Obama came into office and knew exactly why.
From Miranda Blue at Right Wing Watch:
Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes asked Grothman to discuss the assassination of five police officers in Dallas and why the nation is “as divided and on edge as it has been in a long time.”Grothman then said Obama needed to take a "moral stand" with Sharpton and should warn blacks to stay away from Black Lives Matters.
“I don’t think it’s surprising given the leadership we have in this country,” Grothman said. “You know, a lot of people felt, not me, but a lot of people felt that it was a good thing to elect Barack Obama, I think race relations were pretty good when he took office, but [those people were] saying, well, if there were any problems left, Barack Obama would solve these problems.”
“Instead,” he said, “we have a president who’s met with Al Sharpton over 100 times. And if he met with Al Sharpton 100 times, what does that tell you about how Barack Obama views race relations or how he should weigh in? And there’s your problem. Hillary Clinton has tried to get Al Sharpton’s endorsement; Barack Obama has praised Black Lives Matter.”
“See, the situation with race relations were very good eight years ago,” he continued, “but it seems as though both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton — I mean, would you even be caught on stage with Al Sharpton?”
Of course, Grothman probably considers himself an expert on race relations. After all, it was Grothman who said that honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was an insult to taxpayers and that Kwanzaa was a fake holiday that only white liberals cared about.
OK, now here is your pop quiz: What is the color of Glenn Grothman's white robe and hood?