Democrat Mayor Implies Critics Are Racists and Cowards

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( – Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, a Democrat, has responded to allegations of racism from critics who branded him the “DEI mayor” after the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The incident, where a cargo ship collided with the bridge leading to its collapse and the presumed death of six individuals, occurred early Tuesday. Following this, figures like Utah State Representative Phil Lyman (R) and Florida congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini (R) linked the tragedy to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

In a conversation with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Mayor Scott asserted that the criticisms targeting his leadership and identity are racially motivated. He highlighted the historical vilification of Black men, especially young Black men, by those harboring racist beliefs who think that governance should be dominated by straight, affluent white men.

The mayor countered the narrative that DEI principles were to blame for the bridge’s collapse, emphasizing his democratic election and role as a public servant. Scott interpreted the “DEI” acronym as “duly elected incumbent,” suggesting that the real issue critics have is with his leadership and success as a black man, not with DEI policies.

He continued, “We know what they want to say, but they don’t have the courage to say the N-word, and the fact that I don’t believe in their untruthful and wrong ideology.” He passionately defended his heritage and leadership, stating that his position threatens those who are comfortable with the status quo, where they benefit at the expense of others. 

Having started his political journey as an intern and community liaison in Baltimore, Scott has risen through the ranks, serving on the city council before being elected mayor in 2020 with a significant majority. As he gears up for a reelection campaign against 16 other candidates, Scott remains focused on the city’s recovery and unity post-crisis.

He dismissed conspiracy theories and amateur critiques of bridge engineering, asserting Baltimore’s resilience and collective spirit to rebuild and honor the memory of those lost in the tragedy.

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