‘Normally when I start a statement I make it a point to be professional and kind. This is the one time I can’t.
It is nothing short of infuriating and frustrating to find myself, yet again, having to denounce the actions of the leader of my party, and the President of the United States, for statements he has made or actions he has taken in insulting minorities and immigrants in this nation. It is nothing short of maddening to have to do this again and again, and it is sheer insanity that the majority of leaders in my party in the U.S. House and Senate are not ready to denounce or decry these actions in a timely manner, if at all.
With that said, I must preface my full comments with one thing: These are initial reports from the New York Times, and to quote a great editor, “It doesn’t matter how many sources you have, what matters is: Is it true?” The White House has denied these reports. With that said, because of the reputation of the New York Times, and because of previous statements from this President on events like those this past summer in Charlottesville and his statements and policies on Muslims, and his statement during a debate about America being a place to “Speak English.”’