A white Wisconsin dairy farmer is suing the Biden administration for its “racist” coronavirus relief plan.
Adam Faust, a disabled farmer, is one of five people in the state last week to sue the administration over the terms of the American Rescue Plan, which provides aid to “socially disadvantaged” farmers. In a federal lawsuit filed in Green Bay, the group alleges that since that definition only includes minority groups and not white people, they have been denied equal protection under the law.
“Were plaintiffs eligible for the loan forgiveness benefit, they would have the opportunity to make additional investments in their property, expand their farms, purchase equipment and supplies, and otherwise support their families and local communities,” attorneys for the farmers wrote. “Because plaintiffs are ineligible to even apply for the program solely due to their race, they have been denied the equal protection of the law and therefore suffered harm.”
Faust told the local Fox affiliate that the plan is “out and out racist.”
“I really don’t think that there should be racism allowed in the federal government at any level!” he said.
Faust, in a Wednesday interview with Tucker Carlson, said that “we can’t have a government picking and choosing who they are going to give any program to based solely on the color of their skin.”
“Everything that we have all learned growing up is racism is wrong, and now, all of a sudden, the federal government seems to think that racism is acceptable in certain ways,” he added.
The Department of Agriculture said in a statement that it is reviewing the lawsuit with the Department of Justice, but it plans to continue to offer loan forgiveness to farmers classified as “socially disadvantaged.” The Department of Justice did not respond to a request for comment.
Source: Washington Examiner : White Wisconsin farmer sues Biden administration over ‘racist’ coronavirus relief plan