PHOTO CAPTION: Maryland State Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti and Maryland State Senator Susan Lee  (U.S. Army CERDEC photo by Kristen Kushiyama)

What is going on with the Democrat party?  First, a rash of racism was revealed in Virginia, and now a new scandal has hit Maryland.  The FreeBeacon has the story:

Maryland Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D.) apologized Monday night to the leaders of the Legislative Black Caucus after witnesses say she used a racial slur while describing a legislative district in Prince George’s County, though the lawmaker says she does not remember using the alleged slur.

Lisanti, 51, a white female lawmaker, was approached by members of the Legislative Black Caucus Monday night after it was reported she made the racist comment after work hours at a cigar bar in Annapolis, Maryland, while speaking to a white colleague in late January, the Washington Post reported.

Apparently, Lisanti has repeatedly apologized for this, though she says she doesn’t recall using this slur.

Side note: who — in this culture — would apologize for saying the n word, when they didn’t say the n word?  I know I wouldn’t.  But I guess for some Dems it’s hard to keep track of when they did and did not use a racial slur. The FreeBeacon reports that Democratic Del. Darryl Barnes, the chair of the Black Caucus, believes that when people use that slur it’s “a reflection of what’s in their heart.”

Yes.  I would agree.  Words typically function in that way.

“I am sorry for the hurt I have caused and will do everything I can to help heal that pain and regain the trust of my colleagues and constituents,” Lisanti said. “I pray for forgiveness.”

Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes, one of Lisanti’s Democratic colleagues, said “it is very disheartening and frustrating” to hear one of her colleagues use the term in 2019. Sample-Hughes also wondered why her colleague appeared comfortable using the word, prompting her to ask Lisanti during meeting whether somebody in her household used the term when she was growing up.

“She didn’t give a direct response,” Sample-Hughes said.

Who knows what political ramifications this will have for Lisanti.  But, in the meantime, she has agreed to go through sensitivity training.

Image Credit: US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center

Hat Tip: FreeBeacon 

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