State Rep. Compares Black Caucus to the KKK, Demands Membership

Tennessee Rep. Stacey Campfield (R) doesn’t take rejection well. After the Tennessee Legislature’s Black Caucus turned down his two requests for membership, Campfield said:

My understanding is that the KKK doesn’t even ban members by race…[and] has less racist bylaws [than the Black Caucus].

In fact, according to the bylaws, caucus is open to non-blacks who support the mission of the Black Caucus:

The regular membership shall consist of those black elected officials serving in the state Senate and House of Representatives.

[H]onorary membership [can be granted to] those persons whose belief and actions contribute to the purpose for which this caucus was formed.

Campfield makes a compelling case for his membership on his blog. He notes that “Many of my friends and neighbors are considered minority” and even posts MLK Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.


(His comparison of his fight to exclude liberal thought from college campuses to the fight for the 1964 civil rights act probably didn’t help his cause.)

Stay tuned: FOX News has evidently contacted Campfield for an interview.

(HT: Tennessee Guerilla Women).