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Things get pretty heated with U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond and Matt Gaetz


A heated discussion erupts while representatives voice their concerns on the newly Police Reform Bill

Tensions flared between Reps. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and Matt Gaetz(R-Fla.) at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on police reform.  

During the hearing, Richmond told lawmakers that “as a black male who went to the fifth best public high school in the country, who was a victim of excessive force, who has a black son, who has worries that you all don’t, and to my colleagues, especially the ones that keep introducing amendments that are a tangent and a distraction from what we’re talking about, you all are white males.”

“You’ve never lived in my shoes, and you do not know what it’s like to be an African American male,” he continued, “and all I’m saying is if you are opposed to this legislation, let’s just have the vote, but please do not come in this committee room and make a mockery of the pain that exists in my community.”

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