Congressional Black Caucus Lied about Zimbabwe Vote

Speaking of honesty, I was doing some research about Zimbabwe when I came across this press release from the Congressional Black Caucus about last year’s vote on a sanctions bill against Zimbabwe. The first paragraph didn’t make any sense to me,

Yesterday, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus unanimosly voted in favor of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001 in an attempt to formulate a US policy initiative to support a resolution to the current political instability and on-going land conflict that has long plagued the country.

Huh? Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and she is on record as opposing that bill. What gives?

So I checked the roll call on the bill (technically, the House voted on a resolution to suspend its rules and pass the bill, which is common when there is overwhelming support for a bill)– McKinney is listed as not voting on the resolution.

Apparently McKinney’s defense of Mugabe was even too embarassing for the CBC, but why lie?

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