BET Wire: Is Congress' Motto "Just Say No?"

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  • Barack Obama
  • Jay Rockefeller
  • Charlie Crist
  • Barack Obama
  • John Boehner
  • Student loan debt
  • Marion Barry
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Lois Lerner
  • Michele Bachmann
  • Undocumented immigrant children
  • Eric Shinseki

Keeping It Real

According to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), GOP lawmakers have persistently blocked legislation because the president is Black. "It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” he said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on transportation funding. “I understand part of it. It has to do with — for some, it’s just we don’t want anything good to happen under this president, because he’s the wrong color.”

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