Still not connecting: Sanders holds meet with Black Caucus members but only 6 show up

Still not connecting: Sanders holds meet with Black Caucus members but only 6 show up
Credit: Greg Nash

In an effort to court African-American support for his presidential campaign, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a meeting this week with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, but only 6 members showed up.

According to Politic365, “the meeting took place outside the Capitol Building so that the members could talk politics and election strategy in depth.” And according to the invitation, the meeting was meant to serve as “overview of CBC priorities and a conversation on pressing issues impacting the African American community.”

Sanders, whose campaign has been beleaguered by accusations of racial tone-deafness, did address “the systemic problems facing minority communities,” according to one senior aide to a CBC member. …

But not many CBC members actually heard from Sanders, as only 6 of the 46 CBC members attended.

“I forgot about it,” one CBC member told Politic365’s Lauren Victoria Burke.

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