Rep. Grothman says Black Lives Matter 'doesn't like the old-fashioned family' during House session

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- During Wednesday's House session, Wisconsin Republican Glenn Grothman made a comment about the Black Lives Matter movement that drew an angry response.

"I know the strength that Black Lives Matter had in this last election," he said. "I know it's a group that doesn't like the old-fashioned family. Disturbed that we have another program here in which we're increasing the marriage penalty."

"We have been able to keep our families alive for over 400 years," said Delegate Stacey Plaskett. "How dare you say that we are not interested in families in the Black community? That is outrageous. That should be stricken down."

Grothman was arguing against an expansion of the earned income tax credit in the COVID relief bill.

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