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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:44 PM

 

How Republican Lawmakers Responded to Trumps Vulgar Immigration Remarks

More Republican Senators than I thought denounced -- or at least criticized Trump's racist remarks, and many who didn't say anything. It's the "sidesteppers" who are particularly disgusting.


How Republican Lawmakers Responded to Trump’s Vulgar Immigration Remarks
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/12/us/politics/republican-statements-trump-shithole.html
By THOMAS KAPLAN, EMILY BAUMGAERTNER and ALICIA PARLAPIANO UPDATED JAN. 14, 2018 12:45 P.M.

Reports that President Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries” and disparaged Haitians during an immigration meeting on Thursday prompted outcry from some lawmakers, but his comments were followed by notable silence from others. Here’s how Republicans in the House leadership, the Senate and other lawmakers who attended the meeting have responded:

Denounced the President’s Comments
Some lawmakers specifically criticized the president, while others countered the sentiment of his remarks.

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Sidestepped or Did Not Denounce the President’s Comments
A handful of Republican lawmakers either sidestepped the controversy or did not directly denounce the president’s comments. Others disputed whether Mr. Trump made the vulgar remark at all, creating differing accounts from inside the room.

Senator Bill Cassidy La.
“Whether he said it or not, that’s not the issue. What about the higher problem of what do we do about border security and DACA?” »


Senator Ted Cruz Tex.
“I don’t know what was said and what wasn’t said. I can tell you the approach that I’ve tried to take in Washington is to stay out of the nastiness and the attacks and the ‘he said, she said,’ and the insults, and try to focus on substance, try to focus on results, delivering results.” »


Senator Rand Paul Ky.
“I think it’s unfair to sort of draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say, and I think it’s unfair then to all of the sudden, paint him, ‘Oh, well, he's a racist.’ ”


Senator David Perdue Ga. (WAS AT THE MEETING)
“I’m telling you he did not use that word, George, and I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation,” he said, responding to George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.

In a joint statement, Mr. Perdue and Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas had previously said, “We do not recall the president saying these comments specifically.” »

Senator Tom Cotton Ark. (WAS AT THE MEETING)
“I did not hear derogatory comments about individuals or persons, no.” »


Representative Mario Diaz-Balart Fla. (WAS AT THE MEETING)
“There are almost 800,000 young DACA beneficiaries who will face imminent deportation in March if we do not reach a deal. I will not be diverted from all possible efforts to continue negotiating to stop the deportations.” »

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Fred Sanders Jan 2018 #1
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Fred Sanders Jan 2018 #4
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maxrandb Jan 2018 #6
world wide wally Jan 2018 #7
Initech Jan 2018 #8

Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:50 PM

1. So all united that Senator Durbin is the only liar? Or did not hear, but Durbin is still a liar?

Or so what the Leader of the free world actually said shithole nations and the mindset that implies, focus on the process and outcomes.

Racist? What racist? Any other evidence of this racism??

Liberals, what is wrong with them?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:58 PM

3. Did you read the article?

 

There are copyright considerations so the bunch of Republican Senators who criticized Trump weren't included in my post.

I thought I'd post the ones who didn't.

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:10 PM

4. You misunderstood my post. All the Republicans in meeting claiming Durbin is lying...for no motive?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:16 PM

5. Sorry I misunderstood

 

I think there were other R Senators in the meeting -- for example, Lindsey Graham who has obliquely criticized him. Perhaps others.

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 03:56 PM

2. Like this.

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:37 PM

6. Has the RNC

Begun fundraising off of it yet?

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Response to RandomAccess (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:44 PM

7. Trump a racist? ...I am shocked!

To even pretend this is a stand alone incident is disingenuous at best.
He's a fucking dyed in the wool fucking racist, folks.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 05:40 PM

8. He's a racist who calls himself a "Christian".

The way many in his flock do. They pass themselves off as being more religious than the next guy, but secretly, they're psychopaths. But until now, they've been able to hide their psychotic agenda. Trump is their psychotic agenda unmasked.

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