Pastor Jamal Bryant May Have Dropped Congressional Bid Due to His Past Indiscretions
Prominent Baltimore pastor Jamal Bryant has ended his congressional bid, a little over a week after declaring he would run for the House seat held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.).
Bryant did not make clear in his Sept. 14 announcement whether he would stay in the race should Cummings run for reelection. Instead, he said he believed the congressman would run for Senate. In ending his bid, Bryant said he now thinks Cummings will stay in the House rather than compete for the seat held by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D).
Pastor Jamal Bryant’s Church Members Convince Him to “Stay in His Lane” and Not Run for Congress
Well, we are happy that Pastor Bryant is not running for office. He’s an excellent preacher and we always that he’s been doing very well as just that. We know he has a passion for justice due to he presence in the news during recent racist protests and injustices in the news against blacks, but we are glad he is “staying in his lane!”
Saying that his church is his first priority, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant said Tuesday that he is bowing out of a campaign for Congress he launched just ten days ago.
Should Pastor Jamal Bryant Stay Out of the Political Arena?
Well, we knew this would happen– Pastor Jamal H. Bryant, an influential pastor of a Baltimore mega-church, announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 he is running for the U.S. House seat held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Did this come by surprise? Absolutely NOT! It certainly seems like the Civil Race War in America is responsible for the sudden “political promotion” of Jamal Bryant. While many are rejoicing of his potential success in the political world, some are not so happy…
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Pastor Jamal Bryant Announces Bid for Congress in Baltimore
Arguing that Baltimore needs new leadership in Washington, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant announced Monday that he is running for the House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.
Bryant, the dynamic 44-year-old pastor of the Empowerment Temple in Northwest Baltimore, told several dozen supporters that the city’s schools were falling short, that the middle class is shrinking, that crime is high and that, in too many instances, the police are “out of control.”