Congressional Black Caucus Declines Invitation to Meet with the President


Civil right leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus gather to condemn the slayings of police officers in Dallas last night, and to denounce the fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier in the week, during a news conference, Friday, July 8, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The full 49 member body of the Congressional Black Caucus said they would not meet with the president for a second time as a collective group. They met with the President for the first time weeks ago and felt the White House did not follow through on promises. There is also concern that the White House liaison to the Black community is trying to pick fights with the head of the CBC. Since the CBC rejected an invitation as a group, the White House is open to meetings with individual members. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan.



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