U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter with the hashtag “#MitchPlease” after giving a comment on voting rights, in which he seemed to imply African Americans are not Americans.Following the failed attempt to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor on Wednesday, McConnell was asked to comment on the concerns among Black voters.“Well the concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans,” McConnell responded.One video of the exchange has already been viewed over 1.8 million times:I need you to understand that this is who Mitch McConnell is.Being Black doesn’t make you less of an American, no matter what this craven man thinks.pic.twitter.com/Esk1NgIhD9— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) January 20, 2022Here’s how others reacted:Holy shit:Mitch McConnell: "African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as American voters." Toni Morrison: "In this country, American means white.
Everybody else has to hyphenate."— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) January 20, 2022Thank you to Mitch McConnell for demonstrating the importance of Critical Race Theory. #MitchPlease pic.twitter.com/Dnmm65raid— Payton (@apayton_09) January 20, 2022I'm 100% American #Mitchplease??
pic.twitter.com/wns3DtEIs4— Phyllis Randall (@PRandallcares) January 20, 2022Let's be clear folks, this is age old racism, stating that those who are not White Christians are not actually Americans.