In sequel to viral video, candidate Klacik tells RNC black voters done 'blindly' backing Democrats

Klacik says Joe Biden believes black people 'can't think for themselves'

Published: August 24, 2020 8:47pm

Updated: August 24, 2020 10:06pm

On the first night of the Republican National Convention, Kim Klacik, the first black female Republican candidate to run for a Maryland congressional seat, told potential voters now is the time for black voters stop supporting the Democratic Party and its candidates.

Klacik condemned the Democratic Party for what she sees as its members watching as cities under their control are run "into the ground."

"Abandoned buildings, liquor stores on every corner, drug addicts and guns on the street – that is now the norm in many neighborhoods," Klacik said Monday, in a video speech reminiscent of the viral video she cut for her 2020 bid to win a House seat representing Baltimore City.

The video, in which she walks through decaying streets of Baltimore, is titled "Black Lives Don't Matter to Democrats."

"We are paying for decades of incompetence and corruption," Klacik said Monday about Democrats who for decades have represented Baltimore in City Hall, the state capital and Washington, D.C. "The days of blindly supporting the Democrats are coming to an end."

Klacik says she wants Baltimore "to be an example to Republicans around the country that we can compete in our inner cities if we reach out to the citizens and deliver real results."

"So, I’m asking you to help President Trump complete the Great American Comeback, and I’m asking you to help me make Baltimore great again," she said.

Klacik is running for Congress in Maryland's 7th congressional district.

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