(Politico) Rep. Elijah Cummings said on Sunday that “85 percent” of the African-Americans who have talked to him have raised the idea that President Barack Obama is not being protected by the Secret Service because of his race.
The Maryland Democrat, who is black, tried to push back on those concerns when asked about the issue during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“Eighty-five percent of all the African-Americans that come to me mention what you just said, and I don’t agree with it,” he said. “Let me tell you why. We have information that this goes all the way back to the Bush administration — a lot of the problems that we’re talking about now. It’s just that they’re coming to light.”