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Beto O’Rourke Flip Flops Over Slavery Reparations

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Former Texas Democrat Representative and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is sending mixed messages over his stance on slavery reparations.

O’Rourke recently attended a conference at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network civil rights organization in New York.

During the conference, Sharpton asked O’Rourke if he would support a bill from Texas Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, called a Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals of African-Americans Act, and O’Rourke replied, “absolutely I would sign that into law.”

Included in the bill is the possibility of payments to blacks.

However, O’Rourke was less inclined to support reparations while campaigning last month in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Fox News reports:

Campaigning in Iowa last month, O’Rourke indicated he was not in favor of traditional reparations but stressed that it was crucial for the nation to confront the truth of how black people have been treated in America and that systematic racism exists in the country.

And a few days later, campaigning in New Hampshire, O’Rourke said: “I don’t believe… that [reparations] should be the primary or initial focus of the conversation.”

Several Democrat 2020 presidential candidates have incorporated reparations for black Americans in their campaign platform including former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro who also attended Sharpton’s conference.

Castro was all in supporting a need for reparations telling Sharpton’s audience, “There are many things that we need to do in this country that have been a long time in coming and one of those is to move forward with reparations.”

O’Rourke knows the black vote is a crucial aspect for winning the 2020 presidential election and clearly, he will do and say anything to win.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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