Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) said in a television interview last week that the corruption charges against her were racially motivated and that the Justice Department is out to get her because, in her own words, “I’m a black woman with a mouth.”
Brown allegedly personally gained from a charity that was supposed to provide scholarships to young students but instead was used as a “personal slush fund” for the former congresswoman.
Brown, who was indicted in July last year under the watch of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her own view, sees a connection between redistricting and her legal problems.
The NTK Network reports:
Brown offered a bizarre explanation for the reason behind the charges. “You change my district completely,” Brown said. “The next was this indictment.”
But when pressed during the interview about her knowledge about the use of charity money, Brown only said: “Anything I solicited money for, it occurred.”
It also didn’t help that Brown’s chief of staff as well as charity’s president took plea deals and testified against their former boss.