Kentucky Senators McConnell & Paul: Censure Trump's Racist Statements
- Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul
- United States of America
During a January 11, 2018 meeting with Members of Congress on American immigration policy, President Trump made vulgar and racist comments regarding Haiti and African countries. Though he later denied the statements, Republican and Democratic Senators attending the meeting confirmed the comments as those made by Trump.
Since the January 11 meeting, Members of Congress from both parties have spoken out against the President’s vile statements. Kentucky's senators - the Senior, Senate Majority Leader, and the Junior, a former candidate for Office of United States Presidency -- remain silent.
In the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we celebrate today: “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
Senators, your deafening silence is leading us toward that ultimate tragedy. Show, with your words AND actions, that U.S. immigration policy should not be guided in any way, shape or form, by racism.
We, the undersigned, call on Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul to issue public statements condemning the President's statements regarding Haiti and African nations and to affirm that racism has no place in American immigration policy.
The Kentucky Senators McConnell & Paul: Censure Trump's Racist Statements petition to Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul was written by Karen Armstrong-Cummings and is in the category Government at GoPetition.