House Republican: Critical Race Theory Will Be a Winning Issue

House Republican: Critical Race Theory Will Be a Winning Issue

June 25, 2021

In a memo to the Republican Party’s largest conservative caucus in the House of Representatives on Thursday, Rep. Jim Banks told 154 Republican lawmakers to “lean into the culture war. Because the backlash against Critical Race Theory is real.”

RSC chairman Banks said Republicans are winning against Democrats when it comes to public perception of Critical Race Theory: “According to polling for the Heritage Action for American done by OnMessage, Inc. and presented to the Republican Study Committee at the Conservative Consensus Conference hosted by the Heritage Foundation… 79 percent of those polled agree with Republicans and never want children taught their destiny and inherent value depends on their skin color and want American schools to be teaching children about the American Dream. Only a tiny fraction — 16 percent — want children taught Critical Race Theory.”

“We are in a culture war. On one side, Republicans are working to renew American patriotism and rebuild our country. On the other, Democrats have embraced and given platform to a radical element who want to tear America down,” Banks said. “Here’s the good news: We are winning.”

Banks noted the grassroots movement from parents around the country who are “fed up with the lessons their kids are being taught.” He concluded, “As House conservatives, we should be sending a signal to these concerned parents: We have your back.”

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