Dem Rep. Barbara Lee: Trump Has 'Presided Over the Most Corrupt Administration in History'
During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) stated that President Trump has “presided over the most corrupt administration in history.” Transcript as Follows: “Hi, I’m Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and I’m proud to represent the beautiful 13th District of California in Congress. Every February, we celebrate Black History Month. But this year is particularly meaningful, as we mark the 400th year since the first African slaves arrived on the shores of America. Families were separated, children were taken from their parents, and they entered into lives of bondage and unspeakable cruelty. From this painful history, African Americans have risen – to lead our nation, transform music and art, pioneer new inventions, and speak as the conscience of this country. I stand on the shoulders of Black leaders who spoke truth to power. Visionaries like James Baldwin, a clear-eyed social critic who told the stories of disenfranchised African Americans. James Baldwin used to say: ‘I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.’ Leaving the House Chambers on Tuesday after the State of the Union, these words echoed in my head. We cannot believe what President Trump says, because we see what he has done. He has