Colorado Congressional Democrats Condemn — while Colorado Republicans Condone — Trump’s Racism

Colorado Congressional Democrats Condemn — while Colorado Republicans Condone — Trump’s Racism

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took up a resolution to condemn the racist statements President Trump posted on social media about four congressional women of color over the past two days. In the resolution are quotes from some of our country’s most notable leaders in its history, including President Ronald Reagan:

Whereas this is “one of the most important sources of America’s greatness: we lead the world because, unique among nations, we draw our people — our strength — from every country and every corner of the world, and by doing so we continuously renew and enrich our nation”;

Despite this resolution not just being a condemnation of President Trump’s remarks, but an affirmation that states that we as a country believe “that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger, and that those who take the oath of citizenship are every bit as American as those whose families have lived in the United States for many generation”…

…only four House Republicans joined the entire House Democratic Caucus to vote “Yes”. Meanwhile — not one of Colorado’s Republican Congressmen voted “Yes”.

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement in response:

“It should not be hard for a U.S. Representative from Colorado to condemn racism and bigotry. Yet today, Colorado House Republicans Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn, and Scott Tipton showed how morally bankrupt they have become by standing with Donald Trump and his racist statements against Congressional women of color. Ken Buck is not only a member of Congress, but also the Chair of the Colorado Republican Party. Does condoning this type of racism really represent the Republican Party in Colorado? Their state party Chair stood on the side of racism and hate today.”

“What today’s vote shows is that elections have consequences, and that the current GOP leadership is morally bankrupt. In contrast, Colorado Democrats in Congress took the fight to Donald Trump by condemning his bigoted statements on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Senate, and Cory Gardner, need to show that same respect for our American and Colorado values and pass this resolution.”