Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after voting against S. 2155, the Economic Growt...READ MORE
Democrats Introduce Resolution to Censure Trump for Racist Comments
Washington, D.C. – Today, nearly 150 House Democrats introduced a resolution to censure President Trump for the racist “shithole” comments he made about Haiti and African countries during a bipartisan January 11, 2018, meeting on American immigration policy.
“President Trump’s reported remarks are disgraceful and unacceptable. We are a nation of immigrants who come from all over the globe to pursue their version of the American Dream. We welcome immigrants and embrace our diversity because that’s what makes America great,” said Perlmutter. “By censuring President Trump, we are letting the world know that his comments are not who we are as Americans.”
Specifically, the resolution censures President Trump for the following:
· Questioning whether Haitians needed to be included in the compromise. “Haitians, why do we need more Haitians? Take them out,” President Trump said.
· Referring to African countries as “shitholes” or “shithouses;” and
· Suggesting that instead of accepting immigrants from predominately black Haiti and African countries, the United States should instead allow more immigration from predominately white countries like Norway.
The resolution also expresses support for Haiti, El Salvador and African nations and calls on President Trump to retract and apologize for his hateful, discriminatory and racist remarks.
Constituents can become “community co-sponsors” of the resolution by clicking here.