[S]ix [of 46] Black Caucus members … attended a meeting for Congressional Black Caucus members to speak with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The meeting took place at a townhouse near the Capitol so election politics could be discussed. Though Rep. Charlie Rangel was a Clinton supporter in 2008 and very likely is one now, he said that he would attend the meeting early on Thursday and attend it he did. Unlike Rangel, Dean of the House Rep. John Conyers, supported President Obama in 2008.
Though several members had conflicts during the time of the meeting, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was hosting a briefing with Richard Gere on homelessness, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) was at the White House, others were clearly not all that interested.
“I forgot about it,” one member who didn’t attend said. Another said there was no point in going because they were solid in their support of Hillary Clinton. But most members simply had scheduling conflicts.