Ohio Senate candidate proposes reparations for white descendants of Union Civil War soldiers

The Republican entrepreneur is the second GOP candidate to throw his hat into the race.

Published: April 22, 2023 4:44pm

Ohio GOP Senate candidate Bernie Moreno proposed at a campaign event this week that white descendants of Northern Civil War soldiers be eligible for reparations.

"We stand at the shoulders of giants, don't we? We stand on shoulders of people like John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington. That this group of people took on the largest empire in history. They said no, we will not stand for this. And won," Moreno said earlier this week, according to the New York Post.

"That same group of people later, white people, died to free black people," he continued. "It's never happened in human history before, but it happened here in America. That's not taught a lot in schools much, is it?” 

The Republican entrepreneur is the second GOP candidate to throw his hat into the race. Ohio state Senator Matt Dolan is his opponent in the primary. 

“They make it sound like America is a racist, broken country," Moreno continued in his speech. 

"You name a country that did that: that freed slaves, died to do that," he stated. "You know, they talk about reparations. Where are the reparations for the people in the North who died to save the lives of black people?”

Charlotte Hazard is a reporter at Just the News. Follow her on Twitter. 

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