On Monday, Joe Biden announced that he is “releasing a new plan to achieve equity for the African American community and take us one step closer to making America what it ought to be.”
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, who recently left the Democrat Party and endorsed President Donald Trump, blasted the former vice president Tuesday, saying “all of a sudden he has time for us black folks”.
In an article titled “Lift Every Voice: The Biden Plan for Black America“, Joe Biden detailed six pillars of his plan:
- Advance the economic mobility of African Americans and close the racial wealth and income gap
- Expand access to high-quality education and tackle racial inequity in our education system,
- End health disparities
- Strengthen America’s commitment to justice
- Make the right to vote and the right to equal protection real for African Americans
- Address environmental justice
Rep. Vernon Jones responded to Biden’s “black agenda” in a video message on Twitter Tuesday, declaring, “It must be an election year!”
“After forty plus years, Joe Biden has finally agreed and listened to me … and other black conservatives, and now, out of nowhere, he has a black agenda,” Jones expressed.
“The only problem with that, Joe, you’re a day late and a dollar short,” he insisted. “Now Joe, come lately, wants to come out and imitate Donald Trump’s agenda for blacks in America.” Continued Below
Jones suggested that Biden should have included, on his black agenda, the opportunity to “[open] up the Democratic Party to independent and conservative thinking blacks,” adding, “Many in the Democratic Party beat me up and attacked me for holding the Democratic Party to a black agenda”.
“And out of nowhere, Joe Biden releases one from his basement and the black community and others [applaud him]. But that’s okay. I’m glad that Joe or maybe his handlers were listening to me and other black conservatives and the conservative media, and now, all of a sudden here we go,” the Georgia State Representative explained.
“You are not committed in your heart to the black agenda,” Jones said of Biden. “This is an election ploy, this is a hoax. And we’re not gonna stand for it. That’s why we are gonna support Donald Trump with a proven track record for black people in America and all people in America.” Video Below
Rep. Vernon Jones tweeted his video message and wrote: “Yesterday, @JoeBiden finally released his so-called ‘black agenda’. After four decades of putting illegals first and Americans last, he all of a sudden has time for us black folks! It must be an election year! Sorry Joe, you’re a day late and a dollar short. #MAGA”
Yesterday, @JoeBiden finally released his so-called “black agenda”. After four decades of putting illegals first and Americans last, he all of a sudden has time for us black folks!
It must be an election year!
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) May 5, 2020
Joe Biden’s “plan for black America”:
Today, I’m releasing a new plan to achieve equity for the African American community and take us one step closer to making America what it ought to be. Read more: https://t.co/ub49jLMI9M
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 4, 2020