Langevin Votes to Condemn President Trump’s Racist Attacks on Fellow Representatives

Jul 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released the following statement after voting in favor of a resolution condemning President Trump for the racist comments he made targeting U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI):

“The President’s racist tweets disgrace the office he holds. Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib are patriotic Americans and dedicated public servants. Yet instead of retracting his comments and apologizing to these Congresswomen, President Trump has doubled-down on his bigoted personal attacks. These intolerant and xenophobic remarks only promote fear, legitimize hatred, and serve to further divide our nation. I strongly condemn them.”