Yesterday, The Daily Voice reported on a story about how a political action group is calling on members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who are Democratic Party superdelegates, to follow the will of their constituents instead of voting independently at the Democratic Convention this summer in Denver.
ColorOfChange.org PAC says that at least 11 members of the CBC may cast their superdelegate ballot for Senator Hillary Clinton, even though their districts voted for Senator Barack Obama.
The national online advocacy organization accused CBC members of "honoring political allegiances" instead of the will of the voters, and cited several members by name, including Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA).
The group listed several members of the CBC who it said were "on the fence," including Florida Reps. Kendrick Meek, Alcee Hastings and Corinne Brown; California Reps. Maxine Waters, Diane Watson, and Laura Richardson; Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver; New York Reps. Gregory Meeks, Yvette Clarke, and Edolphus Towns; and Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen. All are Democrats.
Below is audio from an open discussion forum held in Leimert Park, Los Angeles on Super Tuesday. The forum was originally designed to discuss what issues were important to African-Americans going in to California’s primary election and who were supporting. The discussion was broadcast live on Los Angeles’ KTLA (Channel 5) Morning Show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Near the end of the broadcast California Congresswoman Diane Watson, who also happens to be my representative, came in and the forum quickly turned into a discussion on why she’s choosing to support Clinton even though her constituents feel otherwise. Watson also explained to us why it’s not Obama’s turn and he needs to wait and that Clinton is the now and he is the future.
Take a listen and tell me what you think.
(h/t Davey D)
VIDEO CLIP – Check out about 90 seconds of Rep. Watson speaking on her support of Sen. Hillary Clinton at the forum…and yes that’s me sitting next to her. Where the tape stops the audio below picks up.
AUDIO CLIP BELOW (22:49)