Arizona Policymakers Respond To Trump's Racist Tweets
Tweets from President Donald Trump over the weekend are getting a reaction from Arizona’s delegation. The posts called for four progressive women of color to go back where they came from.
....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
U.S. House Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick said the comments were highly offensive.
“What he’s saying about them is absolutely deplorable — that they should go back to their countries," Kirkpatrick said. "They’re Americans. We’re all Americans. We’re all immigrants. We came from somewhere — unless you’re native American.”
Republican Congresswoman Debbie Lesko was hesitant to weigh in saying it was better to “let the Democrats battle amongst themselves” and doesn’t plan to insert herself into the conversation.
The House plans to vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning the president’s tweets as racist.