Black lawmakers reject Democratic frontrunner in tight Senate race after using racist slurs

A number of Black lawmakers have chosen not to support one of their Democratic colleagues running in what could be one of the most closely watched races. Senate races this year after using a racial slur last week.

At the House Budget Committee hearing Thursday, Democratic Rep. Throne of Davidwho is running to replace retiring Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, used the word “jigaboo,” a derogatory term for black people, when talking about tax policy with Young Shalandathe director of the Office of Budget and Management, who testified before the committee.

“So this Republican brouhaha – it’s the tax rate that stops business investment, it’s just completely wrong from people who have never run a business,” he said . “They’ve never been there. They have no idea what they’re talking about.”

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Democratic Maryland Senate candidates Angela Alsobrooks and Rep. David Trone

Although he apologized and said he misspoke, meaning to use the term “bugaboo,” Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. .Y., Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas, all of whom are Black, announced their support for Trone’s primary Democratic opponent, County Executive Price George. Angela AlsobrooksAxios first reported Monday.

A spokesperson for Lee confirmed his support for Alsobrooks, who is also black, but did not respond when asked if that was related to Trone’s use of the slur. Clarke, Meeks, Beatty and Crockett did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Fox News Digital also contacted Trone, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Alsobrooks for comments.

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Rep. David Trone during a roundtable discussion on women’s health issues in Rockville, Maryland on December 9, 2023.

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