US Congressman Jim Moran (D) from Virginia asserted that the Democratic losses in the midterm elections
“…happened because of the same reason the Civil War happened in the United States. The Civil War happened because the Southern states, particularly the slave-holding states, didn't want to see a president who was opposed to slavery.
“In this case a lot of people in this country, I believe, don’t want to be governed by an African-American.."
It's hard to make out Moran's words in the following video due to an Arabic translation occurring at the same time, so the exact quotes above are provided. This is a US Congressman! A duly elected representative from Virginia. His perception of why so many seats changed in the House in the last election is racism!
And I guess Arabic television is just the right venue in this Congressman's opinion to be accusing America of deep-seated racism.
You gotta love the fact that we get to vote every two years for folks in the House.