SCOREBOARD: 2020 Prez Candidates Descended from Slave Owners: D’s 2, R’s 0

The party Democratic Party of “tolerance” and “non-racism” now has two presidential candidates who are descended from slave owners, which is two more than those “racist” Republicans we keep hearing about. 

Who: Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)

What: Sunday, O’Rourke, an Irishman who nicknamed himself “Beto” to make himself sound more ethnic, admitted that he and his wife are both descendants of slave owners.

“I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves,” O’Rourke said in a Medium blog post. “Along with other possessions listed in their property log were two human beings, Rose and Eliza.”


O’Rourke is the second Democrat presidential candidate who is provably descended from slave owners. Harris’ father admitted as much in a blog post in Jamaica Online in January.

“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me),” Donald J. Harris said.

Why It Matters: It would appear that the party which constantly lectures Americans – specifically Republicans – about alleged racism, has extensive firsthand knowledge of the subject, given that some of its most prominent members are descended from slaveowners.

Just as bad, another leading Presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) pretended to be a Native American for about 30 years in order to advance her career, but failed the DNA test she took earlier this year.

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