Shocking: Member of Congress refers to Waco biker gangs as thugs; CNN consults expert Sally Kohn

Did Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York really just refer to the members of the gentlemen’s motorbike enthusiast club that recently had an unfortunate altercation in Waco, Texas, as “thugs”?

We’re so confused. No less of an authority than Roots drummer Questlove declared after the Baltimore riots that the word “thug” is racist code. Geraldo Rivera eventually reached the same conclusion, declaring it was time to retire the “T” word…