As for the civil rights leaders, “They’re not going to say anything because they’re nothing but an effective wing of the Democrat[ic] Party,” West told “Fox and Friends.” “They have effectively kept them well placed so that they can continue to have a black electorate voting bloc.”
Hours later, the NAACP’s Hilary O. Shelton responded, telling The Huffington Post the organization disagreed with the congressman’s assessment.
“It looks like a traditional, political, partisan commercial,” Shelton said. “The ad has him looking very well groomed, a serious look on his face and he’s wearing a suit. The only thing superimposed is a boxing glove as a symbolic analysis of his policies being inconsistent with the values of retirees, women and African-American families.