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Foster Statement on Resolution Condemning President Trump’s Racist Comments

Jul 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to condemn President Trump:

“I voted to condemn President Trump for his racist and xenophobic comments about Members of Congress that have further disgraced the Presidency. This type of language is inappropriate and deeply disrespectful of the office he holds and the people he serves. America is and always has been a nation built by immigrants who share a common belief in democratic values. As someone whose spouse immigrated to the United States seeking a better life, I know her pride in becoming an American citizen equals that of any person who was fortunate to be born here. President Trump's words and actions have shown outright disdain for our shared history and the principles our nation was founded on. This isn't his first bigoted outburst and likely won't be his last, but Congress should make it clear that it won't be tolerated.”