In Meeting With Paul Ryan, the CBC Was Killing It Softly

A highly anticipated session between black lawmakers and the conservative Republican was not the fiery confrontation some expected.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) Twitter/Frank Thorpe

Still, CBC Chair Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) sees progress in the sense that continued intervention sessions with Ryan will show “his foundation is not accurate and correct.”

“This is not the end, it’s just the beginning,” said Fudge. “He’s made up his mind, but we’re going to force him to start looking at data that makes sense.”

Charles D. Ellison is a veteran political strategist and regular contributor to The Root. He is also Washington correspondent for the Philadelphia Tribune and chief political correspondent for Uptown magazine. Follow him on Twitter.