Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, who is white, told Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who is black, to stop talking about discrimination on May 10.
Kelly issued his fascist-like demand while calling for overturning the 2013 auto lending guidance law that prohibiting automobile dealers from engaging in discriminatory practices, notes NBC News:
We’re trying to make America great every day and every way and the best way to do that is to stop talking about discrimination and start talking about the nation. We’re coming together as a people in spite of what you say.
When Waters tried to respond, Republican House chairman Rep. Tom McClintock told Waters to yield her time, but she refused:
I don’t appreciate that you did not interrupt [Kelly] when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination.
In 2017, Kelly falsely claimed that the former black president, Barak Obama, was running a “shadow government” in Washington D.C., which was ruled to be a lie by PolitFact:
He’s only there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is gonna totally upset the new agenda.