Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal called for reparations for former slaves on Tuesday, and took a swipe at her own party’s US Senator in the same breath.
While declaring there’s “no difference” between white Democrats and Republicans, Chappelle-Nadal said that “neither one of them give a heck about the black community, only the votes.”
Chappelle-Nadal spoke from the Senate floor, saying that she listens to the needs of her constituents who aren’t benefitting from tax cuts. She also said the black children in her district are at a disadvantage; and the senator believes reparations would help, even though she recognizes legislation supporting it would likely never pass.
Recalling her own ancestors who were slaves in the state, Chappelle-Nadal pleaded: “In Boone County, Missouri, in Callaway County, Missouri what my family contributed to making the state what it is today is incredible, and my family deserves way more than what it is getting today.”
She went on to say she would like US Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) to call for reparations, and added that people in her district see McCaskill as a Republican. (Read more from “State Senator Who Said She Hoped Trump Would Be Assassinated Is Now Making Crazy Comments About Slavery” HERE)