- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 7, 2016

Darryl Glenn, a black conservative who won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Colorado, made it clear over the weekend that black civil rights activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson don’t speak for him.

Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, the retired lieutenant colonel said he plans to visit black neighborhoods neglected by Republicans and taken for granted by Democrats.

“They think just think just because, hey, you’re black, you’re supposed to vote for the Democrats. That’s wrong, ladies and gentlemen. We need to start standing up for freedom and liberty,” he told the crowd, The Daily Caller reported.

“I’m still waiting for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to come,” he said. “You know Al Sharpton doesn’t even pay for his own suits. These people … do not speak for me, ladies and gentlemen. They don’t speak for all black people.

“We need to shine the light on them,” Mr. Glenn said. “We need to show the fact that when you start thinking about freedom and liberty, personal responsibility and opportunity to achieve the American Dream, the Republican party is the best party to do that. Lets stand for that.”

Mr. Glenn, who was endorsed by Sen. Ted Cruz and most recently served as a local county commissioner, said he stands “proudly” with Donald Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

Citing protesters outside of the event, Mr. Glenn said he witnessed a poster of Mr. Trump with a noose around his neck.

“How do you think that feels as a black man?” he asked. “Now, what would happen in Ben Carson was our nominee?

“While I might not agree with everything Donald Trump says, I proudly stand with Donald Trump,” he said. “We need to come together and it is my job, it is my job, and I’m taking it as a personal responsibility to deliver Colorado for Donald Trump. Because we have to do this.”

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