Trump defends racism — House Dems [plus a couple Republicans with backbone] prepare condemnation


madmagazine.com

❝ Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the ‘‘broken and crime infested’’ countries they came from…blah, blah, blah!…ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the US…

❝ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s tweets.

Pelosi on Monday said Trump ‘‘went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about members of Congress’’ and said his xenophobic and ‘‘disgusting’’ comments cannot stand without rebuttal…

❝ Following a familiar script, Republicans remained largely silent after Trump’s Sunday morning broadsides that caused Democrats to set aside their internal rifts to rise up in a united chorus against the president.

I expect little or nothing from Congressional Republicans. They haven’t much of any membership left that gets upset about racism or bigotry unless it threatens their almighty dollar$. Frankly, I haven’t expected the Democrats in Congress to show anymore courage or principles than the rightwing nutballs controlling the GOP. Apparently, the new blood added in 2016, grassroots rejection of the Democrats’ longtime lameduck mentality…is having some effect.

I hope it carries on through the primary season to something more than a lip-service platform and lifers who sit on their hands and wallets.

3 thoughts on “Trump defends racism — House Dems [plus a couple Republicans with backbone] prepare condemnation

  1. 4theRecord says:

    Major news organizations failed to describe Trump’s racist tweets as “racist,” (Columbia Journalism Review July 15, 2019) https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/trump_racist_tweets.php

    “Go Back to Your Country” Language as a Basis for Employment Discrimination Claims (JD Supra July 16, 2019) https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/go-back-to-your-country-language-as-a-28986/

    As part of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing specific rules that protect people against employment discrimination and harassment on the basis of their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability. With regard to “Harassment Based on National Origin” the EEOC states: “Ethnic slurs and other verbal or physical conduct because of nationality are illegal if they are severe or pervasive and create an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment, interfere with work performance, or negatively affect job opportunities. Examples of potentially unlawful conduct include insults, taunting, or ethnic epithets, such as making fun of a person’s foreign accent or comments like, “Go back to where you came from, ” whether made by supervisors or by co-workers.” https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/immigrants-facts.cfm
    See also EEOC fact sheet https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/national-origin-factsheet.cfm

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