Washington, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement in support of a resolution to censure President Trump for his January 11, 2018 comments disparaging El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries.
“Our country has come too far to allow one man to upend generations of progress and spew racist rhetoric that reflects his own personal ideas and values. Congress must vote to censure President Trump as a last effort to prevent his malicious words from causing lasting damage to domestic peace and international order. We call on Speaker Ryan to bring this resolution to the House floor for a vote immediately. Anything less from Republicans is truly resounding consent.”
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the largest caucus within the House Democratic Caucus, with over 70 members standing up for progressive ideals in Washington and throughout the country. Since 1991, the CPC has advocated for progressive policies that prioritize working Americans over corporate interests, fight economic and social inequality, and promote civil liberties. The CPC champions progressive policy solutions like comprehensive immigration reform, a $15 national minimum wage, fair trade, gun violence reform, debt-free college, and making the federal government a Model Employer.