BREAKING NEWS – Sacramento, California – California Democratic state Sen. Steven Bradford is warning African Americans not to get their “hopes up” for massive reparations payments from the state.

The state lawmaker, who served on the task force, claimed that it’s possible that Black residents could receive cash payments “if the money’s there,” but argued that receiving million dollar checks in repayment for historical discrimination is “not happening.”

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., who attended the meeting, stated afterward, “Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address long-standing racial disparities and inequalities.”

“If paying out millions of dollars to every black person, bankrupts this state, sobeit,” she explained in a tweet. “To make the payouts, all California has to do is retrieve the money from the state treasury. And for a decade or so, don’t use a penny for things like fire departments, police departments, street repairs, etc., until all blacks are paid in full. The only public services we should maintain, are utilities and security for elected officials… like me.”