"NRCC Chair Pete Sessions started the cycle by declaring the Taliban is a model for how Republican can become an insurgency, and today he's reached yet another low," said DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer. "House Republican leaders like Pete Sessions' ignorant statements and divisive world views belong in the past just like the exact same failed economic agenda he and his Young Guns have pledged to return to."
This, Dems say, is part of a pattern. Last week, Sessions made light of the skin color of the Princeton University basketball team at a meeting with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. "How often can you go see a bunch of white guys play basketball?" he quipped.
In fact, there were several African-Americans on the Princeton team last year, including coach Sydney Johnson.
Bishop is the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus benefiting from DCCC ads this cycle. Last cycle the DCCC pitched in for Reps. Andre Carson (D-IN) and David Scott (D-GA).