Arizona Policymakers Respond To Trump's Racist Tweets

By Bridget Dowd
Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 9:19am
Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:28am

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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.

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.

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