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Virginia Democrats Blast Trump’s “Disgusting,” “un-American and deeply racist” “Shithole” Comments; Virginia Republicans Predictably Silent

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See below for comments by Virginia Democratic elected officials and candidates about Trump’s racist, un-American “shithole” comments about immigrants from non-white countries. Also note that Virginia Republicans appear to be silent about this, just as they’ve been silent about so many other Trump outrages over the past couple years. Yet another reason to vote every single Republican on the ballot out of office this November.

Rep. Donald McEachin: “Disappointing, disgusting but not surprising. An apology is needed now.”

Virginia Congressional Republicans (Barbara Comstock, Scott Taylor, Tom Garrett, Dave Brat, Bob BADlatte, Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman): As far as I can tell, absolutely silent.

UPDATE 12:20 pm: FINALLY a statement from Comstock, who clearly is super worried – and for good reason!
– she’s going to lose her seat this November.

Pitifully weak statement by Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA02)

“I keep thinking back on my trip to Haiti last August and my conversation with a bright young West Point graduate. He served honorably then returned home to Haiti to join the police force to help make a better life for his people and his nation. I hope for and will fight for an America that continues to be a beacon for young men and women from around the globe. And, one that continues to inspire them to take the risk to make a difference in this world.”

Weak statement by Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA07) as well:

There are three pillars that have made our nation great and attracted millions of immigrants from around the world to come here for a better life and to pursue the American dream. The Judeo-Christian tradition, free markets, and the rule of law.

America has always been a generous nation which currently welcomes more than 1 million people every year through a legal immigration process. These individuals are welcome to take part in our free market economy which has made us the wealthiest nation on earth. But our immigration system is broken and in need of major reform. Moving forward, negotiations must continue to fix it and return to the American tradition of the rule of law. Hopefully, these policy discussions will move forward in a civil manner worthy of our American values.

It doesn’t matter what country you come from, or live in, the Judeo-Christian tradition teaches us that all individuals are children of God deserving of dignity and respect.

  • ameri…canwork

    Hold on here, what allowed the political climate for Trump to be elected? Do nothing politicians did.

    I am the only man who will admit as a Terry McAuliffe voter , I also voted for Trump and I am darn pleased.
    I voted for Trump for American jobs, I did not like Benghazi ( who do you want answering the phone at 1 am?, duh not rocket science ) and to build the wall because the Va. Executive and Legislative branches have failed us ( workers and employers ) on Employee Misclassification and Unlicensed contracting.
    I personally thank Terry McAuliffe a Executive and man who knows these issues well enough to implement EO24 Terry McAuliffe knows that President Trump will leave the Employee Misclassification and Unlicensed contractor loopholes within immigration negotiations.
    At this point presidential candidate McAuliffe will be able to exploit this to all Americans how weak Trump was on immigration, he leaves out the labor exploitatation that is detrimental to the growth in American wages , undermines our building trades education system and fosters human trafficking.
    Feel free to send a copy to your state rep.
    ask them what are you doing on Employee Misclassification (JLARC427 ) and unlicensed contracting? Are they doing nothing? I expect so.

  • Quizzical

    At this point, I just look at Trump as an elderly con man who is losing it. The White House staff, the Cabinet, and Congress will have to manage him and screen him from the public as much as possible, keep him on the TelePrompTer when he speaks in public, and clean up after him when necessary.

  • Jim Portugul

    Extra, extra, read all about it! Trump’s false economy closes 63 Sam’s Clubs after passage of the tax cuts for the rich scam, Extra, extra, read all about it, about 11,000 real people loose jobs due to Trump false economy after tax scam bill! Extra, extra.

    My Laburnum Ave. store is one being shuttered by Trump’s false economy. And now I will have to drive to the west end to buy frozen fish not pissed on by communist China. The gas sign at Kroger’s yesterday, $2.799 for diesel. I paid $2.179 for diesel on Jan. 17, 2017 under Obama. A Trump increase of 62 cents per gallon.

    Extra, extra, Putin says Trump lost this round in fight with N Korea! Trump has his ass kicked by 33 year old third world dictator, Kim Jung Un! Extra, Extra, read all about it!

    Extra, extra, Wall St. Corporations rob, pilage, loot, poor and middle-class America under Trump sh-t house! Opps, I mean White House!

  • Delegate Lopez responds to President Trump’s vulgar remarks describing Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations

    ARLINGTON – Today, in response to President Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks describing Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations, Delegate Lopez released the following statement:

    “I am extremely disappointed by reports that, in a meeting with Congressional leaders this week, President Trump used racist and derogatory language to denigrate New Americans from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa. That he compared these immigrants unfavorably to Norwegians leaves no doubt that his insult was racially-based. The fact that he would make such a statement openly and unabashedly in the Oval Office disgraces the Office of the President and shames the nation. Such vitriol has no place in our national discourse.

    Immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and the many African nations that President Trump disparaged have made immeasurable contributions to our country and our Commonwealth. My community in Northern Virginia is blessed with immigrants from every corner of the world. They bring their cultures, traditions, languages, beliefs, faiths, and dreams to this nation in the hopes of creating a better life for themselves and their families. Immigrants come to the United States to realize their dreams and in doing so, contribute to the rich and wonderful tapestry that is the American experience. Rather than trafficking in ugly and demeaning language and attacks, we need to focus on fixing our broken immigration system, getting a DACA deal done, and creating a path to citizenship for all New Americans.”

  • HaroldCh8

    So, are these countries shitholes or not? When The Trump admin resciended TPS (the “T” does stand for “temporary” after all) for people from Haiti and El Salvador I kept hearing from liberals how heartless it was because Haiti, El Salvador, etc. are so messed up.

    So which is it? Are they fine and thus they can go back or is Trump right that they are shitholes?

    Can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    • woodrowfan

      leave it to the righties to totally miss the point. The point is not the relative safety of Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa. It’s that trump rejects every person from those countries as undesirables.

      I swear, trying to get a rightie to understand bigotry and tolerance is like trying to get a person blind from birth to understand color.

      • Getting a bigot to admit they are a bigot and that bigotry is bad? Good luck with that!

        • woodrowfan

          with that much optimism I should buy lottery tickets!!!!

  • James McCarthy

    So, Comstock simply “can’t defend” what Trump said? No condemnation either. Ah, but like her GOP cronies she deflects. BTW, no comment from Goodlatte who attended the meeting.

  • Gene

    Goodlatte still silent. He was at the meeting where Trump said it.

    https://goodlattewatch.com/2018/01/12/what-say-you-congressman/

  • Andy Schmookler

    I read a piece in “The Hill” (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/368745-gop-senators-say-they-do-not-recall-trump-referring-to-shithole). The Hill seems to call into question the veracity of the reports of Trump’s remark about “shithole countries.”

    The piece reports that “Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) issued a joint statement saying they did not recall the president making the exact comments and called out Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for confirming the comments.”

    It also reports, almost in passing, that the meeting also included Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, and then almost in passing adds about Graham that “Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said confirmed the remarks to him…”

    If one Republican confirmed to another Republican that Trump made the remarks, that should settle the matter for any reasonable person.

    But then, what to make of Senators Cotton and Perdue saying they do not “recall” any such remarks?

    Maybe they weren’t paying attention. Maybe they’ve got memory issues. I mean, no one would suspect that these Republican senators were LYING, would they?