Contact: Rep. David Bowen
MILWAUKEE – Yesterday, the President of the United States asked why people from “sh*thole countries” like Haiti and some African countries should be allowed to reside in America. Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement on the president’s racist remarks:
“Before the presidency of Donald Trump, the United States was a proud beacon of light for innocent people displaced by natural disasters, war, unrest, and those in search of economic opportunity and one day we will return to that,” said Bowen. “For now, the unfortunate leader of this country is making America hate again with seemingly every sentence he manages to construct.
“This president is incapable of empathizing with the struggles of Americans, especially Americans of color, so it’s of little surprise that he holds such disdain for people who have been victims of tragedy and economic instability in other parts of the world and have found refuge in the charitable spirit of the American people.
“House and Senate Republicans, including those from the Wisconsin delegation, should work with Democrats on a bipartisan comprehensive immigration package that maintains protections for refugees, ends the cruel threat of displacing Dreamers, and values the black lives of those of the African diaspora.”