The Congressional Black Caucus held its swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning as Congress convened for the first time since its holiday break.
Among the group of freshmen inductees was Allen West, a Republican out of Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He is the first Republican to join the caucus since Gary Franks (R-Conn.) was defeated in 1996.
“I think we’re all working toward the same end, which is what is best for our country and within the African-American community,” West said.
Read more about the CBC’s swearing-in ceremony at the Washington Post.
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