C-SPAN callers are a special breed: civically engaged, obsessive politicos, and sometimes very racist. The network got a live one during a break from Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony on Thursday, with a caller asking why Congress doesn’t have a “white caucus.”
The man who identified himself as David, a Republican calling from Glendale, Ariz., didn’t waste time when he got on air.
“Hi, I’d like to know why there is not a white caucus in Congress,” David said.
The C-SPAN host interrupted to clarify: “Did you say right caucus?”
“No, white. W-h-i-t-e,” the man spelled out.
“OK,” the host, clearly caught off-guard, said with eyebrows raised.
“We have a black caucus, we have a Mexican caucus. We don’t have a white caucus. I’d like to know why,” David went on.
The caller didn’t miss a beat before turning back to Clinton: “And also I’ve watched the Clintons since they first got into politics, and they’ve never told the truth. It’s been a constant lie.”
Watch the full call, captured by TPM: