Jesse Jackson: ‘Confederate Statues Must Come Down, Electoral College Must Come Down’ (Video)

Jesse Jackson: ‘Confederate Statues Must Come Down, Electoral College Must Come Down’ (Video)

Jesse Jackson connected the “evil” Confederacy to the electoral college…

Race-baiter Jesse Jackson decided to weigh in on the civil unrest following the Charlottesville rally that turned violent when white supremacists clashed with Black Lives Matter and Antifa protestors.

“The [Confederate] statues must come down, electoral college must come down,” speaking at the Ministers March for Justice last week  in Washington, D.C.

Jackson warned that President Trump may have trouble making it into Heaven because of his views on immigrants saying that Trump demands people “speak English, be qualified and have a job skill,” the Daily Wire reported.

“Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country, he would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom,” Jackson said, going on to quote the Book of Matthew’s passage about helping the underprivileged.

He connected the “evil” Confederacy to the electoral college:

“We stand against the relics of a war long since the Klan ended. The Confederate flag represents some evil, represents secession and slavery and sedition and segregation. The Confederate flag must come down. The statues must come down. Electoral college must come down. We want a one person, one vote democracy.”

Jackson calling for the electoral college to end is in line with the Democrats claim that Hillary Clinton would have won the presidency based on winning the popular vote.

Jackson went on to say, “[We] must choose public health over private wealth for the common people.” said Jackson.

He framed Heather Heyer as a martyr for civil rights, linking her with James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Viola Gregg Liuzzo and Michael Henry Schwerner:

The blood of Heather Heyer, like the blood of Schwerner, Goodman, Chaney, Liuzzo and many others, shows the power of non-violence. The innocent blood of one woman shook the White House, made business leaders jump off of boards, shook the Congress across lines of party, and folks speaking around the world. There’s power in the blood.

“Jesus’ kingdom” is restricted to President Donald Trump, said Jackson, adding that America should “be a nation of many languages”:

Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, qualified, and have a job skill. Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country, he would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom.

Fox News reports that in the late 1990s, Jackson praised then-businessman Donald Trump on multiple occasions.

One, captured on C-SPAN in 1998, shows Jackson thanking Trump for his commitment to Jackson’s causes.

According to NPR, Clinton received 198,400 more votes than Donald Trump, giving her a total of 59,626,052 votes compared to his 59,427,65. These numbers make Hillary Clinton the fifth U.S. presidential candidate to win the popular vote but ultimately lose the election.

In 2000, Al Gore experienced a similar disappointment, narrowly winning the popular vote against George W. Bush, but losing the presidency by five electoral votes. Before him were three candidates in the 1800s. Here’s the full list:

  • Andrew Jackson in 1824 (lost to John Quincy Adams)
  • Samuel Tilden in 1876 (lost to Rutherford B. Hayes)
  • Grover Cleveland in 1888 (lost to Benjamin Harrison)
  • Al Gore in 2000 (lost to George W. Bush)

The last time the electoral college was up for debate was in the late 1960s with the House of Representatives stating,

“The closest Congress has come to amending the Electoral College since 1804 was during the 91st Congress (1969–1971). H.J. Res. 681 proposed the direct election of a President and Vice President, requiring a run off when no candidate received more than 40 percent of the vote. The resolution passed the House in 1969, but failed to pass the Senate.”

Recent events have sparked a similar conversation among Democrats who were upset with Clinton losing to President Trump.

It’s clear that Donald Trump won the majority of the country and that is why he is president.

What do you think, should the electoral college be abolished? Sound off in the comments below.

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