Congressional Black Caucus PAC Endorses Clinton
“…congressional member of the fifth district in New York and chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Political Action Committee. And I want to make sure that is clear. The Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee is the political arm, and separate and apart from the CBC, who is — there’s Republicans and others in the CBC, different than the foundation, different than other entities. But we are the political arm made up of 19 members of our board whose focus is electing Democrats around the country, because we believe when Democrats are elected, we become in the majority. And many of these members here become chair people of various committees. And the issues that are important to our constituents are better heard and made a reality when Democrats are in the majority. And so we support not only African-American members and American candidates. We support candidates across the board who will help Democrats be in the majority. That’s our focus. And as a result, when we endorse candidates, we go around the country supporting the candidates so that we can make sure that the issues that are important to our constituents and we believe best for America are here in the United States Congress to set policy straight.
In our deliberations we believe that the partner that the CBC PAC has had over the years to elect Democrats across this country has been Hillary Clinton. When we needed someone to come to rally, Democrats, and especially African-Americans, and at the request of the CBC PAC, Clinton has been there. When the issues important to our constituents, Hillary Clinton has been there. She’s been an outspoken person in regards of the empowerment of Democrats, and the Democratic agenda in its entirety. And so it is with that background that the CBC PAC, in its vote with no votes for Mr. Sanders and two people abstentions because of responsibilities, voted to make sure that we endorsed Hillary Clinton to be Democratic nominee and the next president of the United States of America.” (Applause)