Thursday, October 6, 2011
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) on Thursday called on the House of Representatives to condemn TX Gov. Rick Perry for the racially charged name of the hunting ranch where he once took political supporters.
The congressman introduced the resolution that demands Perry, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, apologize for not immediately getting rid of the rock bearing the racially charged epithet ‘Niggerhead‘ at the Texas ranch his family once leased.
But the Republican-controlled House voted to kill Jackson’s appeal, 231-173. Only one Democrat voted against the resolution: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), whom Perry had once appointed as his secretary of state in 2001.
It’s good to know half the United States Congress refuses to lead by example and reject racism. Rick Perry may not the GOP nomination but he can take comfort knowing he enjoyed the support of the House of Boehner.