If there were a ‘truth in advertising’ ethics rule for congressional caucus names, the Congressional Black Caucus would be renamed to the Congressional Democrat Black Caucus.
Ditto for the Congressional Democrat Hispanic Caucus.
Texas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores on Wednesday revealed she was denied admission to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), originally founded as a bipartisan grouping of Latino members of Congress.
In a tweet, Flores said the CHC’s denial “shows the true bias towards the first Mexican-born Congresswoman in U.S. history.”
At least the CHC admits it.
Sebastian Roa, a spokesman for the CHC, responded that the CHC’s bylaws have been changed to only allow Democrats.
Shouldn’t it be renamed then?
The CHC’s bylaws changed after another Republican, former Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, applied for membership to the group in 2017 and was rejected.
Again, why not change the name to what it is, the Congressional Democrat Hispanic Caucus?
Or better yet the Congressional Democrat Caucus, because it includes a bunch of white guys.
There’s Rep. Jim Costa, whose grandparents came from Portugal, Rep. Lori Trahan whose father’s ancestors were from Portugal, and Rep. Mike Levin, whose mother’s parents came from Mexico.
But no Republicans allowed.