Tolerance: FreedomWorks’ Deneen Borelli and C.L. Bryant verbally attacked for showing up at the NAACP convention

FreedomWorks' Deneen Borelli and C.L. Bryant verbally attack for showing up at the NAACP convention

FreedomWorks was able to land a booth this year at the NAACP’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada where they hoped to share free market ideas. But Deneen Borelli and Rev. C.L. Bryant received some blowback for — gasp! — daring to show up.

A women who identified herself as “Adrian Jones” approached the booth and began berating Borelli and Bryant for their association with FreedomWorks and the Tea Party movement. While the two black conservatives tried to explain what they believed, Ms. Jones barely let them get a word in edgewise.

“They don’t stand for any of the values of what the NAACP stands for. They don’t need to be in here,” Jones said after she went off on Bryant and Borelli. When asked why she was bothered by their presence at the NAACP convention, Jones replied, “The billionaire Koch brothers is funding the FreedomWorks. That’s what has me upset.”

Watch the video below via Progressive Today:

FreedomWorks, by the way, is not funded by the Koch brothers.

“Unfortunately, the NAACP leadership does not want us to be on their agenda, which is why we rented a meeting room to have our empowerment session,” Borelli told Progressives Today. “We want people to come and just have the discussion [and] hear what we have to say.”

“We’re not telling people what to do, but we’re telling them how to get involved, play a role, and let them decide for themselves,” she added.

FreedomWorks will host the Empower Liberty Summit, a panel separate from the NAACP convention, today at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, the same hotel that hosted the NAACP. The panel will focus on what they called the “three E’s”: education, employment, and energy.

H/T: Deneen Borelli


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