A white male Democrat said Star Parker, a black pro-life activist, was being “ignorant” during a hearing on a pro-life bill, suggesting that she lacked the ability to properly deal with Congress members.
Parker, the founder of Center for Urban Renewal and Education, was testifying on the Heartbeat Protection Act earlier this week and the ways abortion affects the black community when Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen got upset about her remarks.
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“I would also like to say that I am not disingenuous about anything I say about Medicaid or Medicare or SNAP programs. And to suggest that I’m disingenuous shows your ignorance or your absolute inability to deal with congress people the way they should,” Cohen said, adding, “To say that I’m disingenuous is just wrong and I expect an apology.”
Another person attempted to stand up for Parker, requesting that the congressman apologize to Parker for calling her “ignorant.” Cohen refused, declaring “she’s ignorant about me!”
Cohen did not return request for comment in time for publication.
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