Barbara Lee Talks Iraq, Poverty, and Getting a Seat at the Table
“When I’m in the room and nobody else that looks like me is in the room, it makes a big difference,” says the House’s lefty conscience.
Rep. Barbara Lee is running for Dem caucus chair this month. There has NEVER before been a black woman in House leadership in either the Democratic or Republican parties.
“Being a black woman in America, you stand out. You have to just stand your ground with what you believe in. The majority of black women do that in their daily lives all the time,”
Sat down to chat with
to discuss being the only dissenting vote in the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, what it’s like being the only African American woman in the room, and what our path forward in the next few years looks like.
Heidi Li Feldman
Good background on
, candidate for Democratic Caucus Chair.
Among the highlights of my journalism career has been getting to talk to, and this week profile, one of my heroes,
Just going to think about Barbara Lee for the rest of the night.