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Dems push banks to 'atone' for slavery, 'redress past wrongs' by funding higher education for 3 generations of black Americans

Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and fellow Democrats held a House committee hearing on Wednesday during which witnesses claimed that banks should seek "atonement" for financing and supporting slavery in the United States, Fox News Digital reported.

The House Financial Services Committee, led by chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters, held a hearing on "The Role of Financial Institutions in the Horrors of Slavery and the Need for Atonement."

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