CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE CONDEMNS HATEFUL, RACIST TWEETS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TARGETING COLLEAGUES OF COLOR | Representative Joseph Morelle

CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE CONDEMNS HATEFUL, RACIST TWEETS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TARGETING COLLEAGUES OF COLOR

July 16, 2019
Press Release
Co-sponsors resolution decrying President Trump’s comments telling Members of Congress to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came”

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass a resolution condemning the racist comments made recently by President Trump via Twitter directed at Members of Congress. Rep. Morelle is a co-sponsor of the resolution.

“Our nation’s greatest strength lies in our diversity – it is truly shameful that our President cannot see that,” said Rep. Morelle. “His rhetoric over the weekend targeting my colleagues demonstrates an intolerance and disturbing bigotry that does not reflect who we are as Americans. We must celebrate our diversity and stand united against hatred and racism in all forms.”

This weekend, President Trump suggested on Twitter that a group of Representatives including Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib —all women of color—should “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came.” Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib were all born in the United States; Rep. Omar was born in Somalia.

The resolution reads in part: “The House of Representatives strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should ‘‘go back’’ to other countries…”

The full resolution can be found here.

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