Van Jones's file:

Democrat from Washington, D.C.

Van Jones is a host of CNN's Crossfire. A former environmental and human rights activist, Jones in 2009, served as the "green jobs" adviser to President Barack Obama. He is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, The Green Collar Economy (2008) and Rebuild the Dream (2012).  

Recent statements involving Van Jones

In some states, African-Americans are three times more likely to be sentenced to death than whites for the same crime.

The Keystone pipeline creates "35 permanent jobs" after construction, according to a government report.

"Only 14 percent of Americans were able to keep these individual market plans for two years" before Obamacare became law.

"1 percent of candidates that (the National Rifle Association) endorsed in 2012 won."

The United Nations has conducted "172 successful peacekeeping missions and negotiations."

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