DNC’s Black Caucus chair acknowledges she’s a ‘former Black Panther’

DNC’s Black Caucus chair acknowledges she’s a ‘former Black Panther’
Virgie Rollins, with DNC chairman Tom Perez, at an event in 2017. (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – The company you keep.]

The Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus chairwoman Virgie Rollins said Saturday that she used to be a member of the Black Panther Party.

DNC vice chairman Keith Ellison was listening and appeared to notice the Republican tracker who was secretly taping the conversation. About a minute after Rollins first mentioned the Black Panthers, Ellison seems to look directly at the tracker and began whispering with someone next to him, but before the video cut off, it captured Rollins’ comments.

“I’m a former Black Panther,” Rollins said. “And when we talked about the movement, as a former Black Panther with Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, it was important for us to make people understand that it was about the movement for us, educating us.” …

This is not the first time Rollins has brought up her connection to the Black Panthers.

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