Sharpton Weighs In
The issue came up Monday morning during a small gathering with African American men at the Orlando home of Kevin Samuels, a commercial insurance broker and second cousin of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings. "I sat there and listened to days of testimony and I don't think the case was made. The evidence wasn't presented," Davis told the group, adding he was going to review the case. "If I made a mistake, I’ll be the first to say I made a mistake. It was a very difficult vote. It was a gut wrenching time for me."
Rufus Hawkins II, a student at Valencia Community College, said he got the Sharpton call Sunday night. He said he thinks Pitts and Lee had a strong case, but was satisfied with how Davis responded. "All of us have made mistakes and somewhere along the line we have to get second chances," Hawkins said.
UPDATE: Davis' camp just sent out e-mail saying U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has made his own robo call in support of Davis. (Davis, meanwhile, is working the crowd at a Labor Day gathering in Daytona Beach. He's now headed to Tampa for an event, then is off for the Miami-FSU game.)