July 16, 2019

Luján Statement on Vote to Condemn President Trump’s Racist Comments

Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the House vote to condemn President Trump’s racist comments directed toward Members of Congress:

“Our Congress is historically diverse – filled with viewpoints, background, and experiences that represent the American people. President Trump’s comments directed toward my colleagues were racist, inexcusable, and an attack on women of color. I find the comments abhorrent.

“As I stand in solidarity with my colleagues, I also stand against the president’s racist remarks and bigoted policies that have separated families at our borders, disenfranchised people of color, and left families struggling to make ends meet.

“Young men and women of color across the country are looking to us to stand up against this president – and we won’t let them down. Tonight’s vote to condemn President Trump’s racist attacks was an important step and a clear message that the House of Representatives celebrates our country’s diversity and welcomes people of all backgrounds to find their own American Dream within our borders.”

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