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Reid Spokesman: Republicans Should Admit If They Are Fundamentally Opposed To Delivering Justice For Black Farmers And Native American Trust Account Holders

Washington, DC –Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today calling on Republicans to stop intentional delay of the Pigford/Cobell settlement for black farmers and Native American trust account holders:
“Senator Coburn is the just the latest face of what appears to be an intentional effort by Republicans to deny justice to black farmers and Native American trust account holders.  Their opposition is a transparent sham. Every time we are close to a bipartisan agreement that would disburse court-approved settlements to these Americans who were denied earnings they deserve due to discrimination and mismanagement, Republicans yank the rug from under them by conjuring up a new reason to object.  If Republicans are fundamentally opposed to ending this injustice for black farmers and Native American trust account holders, they should at least have the courage to say so and stop playing games with this critical issue.”
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