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Indivisible Reacts to The State of The Union

02/05/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC—The Indivisible Project’s co-executive director Leah Greenberg released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“Once again, we see Trump responding to defeat with bluster, hate, lies, and threats. His speech alternated between platitudes and thinly-veiled attacks on Congress' authority to investigate and conduct oversight — attacks that Congress must reject. His racist fearmongering and continued demands for a hateful border wall show that he hasn’t come to terms with a simple fact: elections have consequences. American voters don’t support his extreme anti-immigrant agenda. He lost this fight at the polls, and he lost this fight in Congress.

“But Trump isn’t the story tonight. The real story is the audience in the room. It’s the 116th Congress that has more women and people of color than ever in its history. It’s about the powerful new voices who will be leading the effort to hold Trump accountable for every one of his abuses. Democrats' guests tonight — from DACA recipients to people facing deportation to families separated by Trump's administration — highlighted the pain caused by Trump’s disastrous immigration policies. It’s these voices who will redefine the Democratic Party and what it means to be a progressive. The Indivisible movement is proud to have worked to elect this Congress and we are eager to continue fighting alongside them.”

 

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