Democrats are experts at talking the talking then falling short of walking the walk. The latest hypocritical failure comes from Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who despite delivering remarks after George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s deaths slamming systemic racism as the root cause still remains a member of Bailey’s Beach Club, an elite all-white society.
In 2017, Senator Whitehouse first mentioned he hoped the exclusive club would “change a little bit” but it seems he’s done nothing to push them in that direction considering his wife is one of the majority shareholders.
According to The Daily Wire:
On Friday, GoLocal caught up with Whitehouse again, this time asking, “Back in 2017, you had expressed concerns about the membership of the all-white Bailey’s Beach Club. You said that you hoped it would become more diverse. Now, your family’s been members; your wife is one of the largest shareholders. Has there been any traction in that? Are there any minority members of the club now?”
“I think the people who are running the place are still working on that, and I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet,” Whitehouse replied.
GoLocal pressed, “Do you have concerns in 2021? Obviously, it’s been four years; you had remarks on the floor following the death of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, saying, hoping to root out systemic racism in the country. Your thoughts on an elite, all-white, wealthy club, again, in this day and age: should these clubs continue to exist?”
“It’s a long tradition in Rhode Island and there are many of them,” Whitehouse replied. “I think we just need to work our way through the issues.”
What a joke.
Rewind to last year, when Whitehouse accused then-President Trump of stoking racial divisions in the country. It seems the only one creating a racial divide is Whitehouse.