Fourteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed an open letter to former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis, a onetime Democrat who will criticize President Obama in a speech at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. The letter was signed by Reps. Emmanuel Cleaver, Corrine Brown, James Clyburn, and John Conyers, among others. According to Politico, the letter reads in part:
We have come to the disturbing conclusion that your recent public statements have no basis in real policy or political disagreements, but rather they stem from transparent opportunism and a personal determination to overcome failing to win the Alabama Democratic primary for Governor in 2010. We regret that you have chosen this course, but are confident that the American people see your pronouncements for what they are and come to the same disappointing conclusion of your former colleagues.