Watch first black female AG of New York make profane threat against Trump

Watch first black female AG of New York make profane threat against Trump
Letitia James (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Who says women can’t achieve the same goals as men? That they can is illustrated by the story of Brooklyn-born Letitia A. “Tish” James, who last Tuesday was elected to become New York state’s first black female top cop.

In the video that follows, James takes part in a mock interview with a friend, who begins by emphasizing the importance of voting:

And what would you say to people who say, ‘Oh, I’m not going to bother to register to vote because my voice doesn’t make a difference’ or ‘I’m just one person’?

Tish’s answer? “I say one name: Donald Trump. That should motivate you. [Unintelligble] your ass and vote.”

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Her grinning companion poses a follow-up question: “Are you going to sue him for us?”

James replies, “Oh, we’re definitely going to sue him. We’re going to be a real pain in the ass. He’s going to know my name personally.”

To this the friend giggles, saying, “Oh, I love it. He probably does already.”

One might be tempted to write this off as harmless banter by an elected official ecstatic over her victory. The “interview,” after all, was recorded on a third participant’s cell phone, not by news cameras.

Nevertheless, the message, and the way in which it is delivered, are genuinely troubling. Letitia James will be sworn into a position with grave responsibilities. That she entertains such thoughts reveals much about the kind of attorney general she will be. So does her decision to allow the back-and-forth to be posted to social media, where it has now been viewed thousands of times.

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Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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