Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Reid calls for Trump to rescind Bannon, rise to the office, and stop hiding behind Twitter account

Reid calls for Trump to rescind Bannon, rise to the office, and stop hiding behind Twitter account

Hundreds of incidents in the last few days. I would ask that be made part of the record. Without objection. That was entered into the record, those references made were awful or hateful or frightening and scary. I invite any of my colleagues to read these horrible acts and invite any Democrat or Republican to come down to this floor today and defend any one of them—these examples of hate and prejudice. I don't believe anyone wants to defend the hateful acts being committed in president-elect trump's name.

They lead to one unavoidable conclusion. Many believe that trump's election validates a kind of bullying and aggressive behavior trump modelled on a daily basis. How do we teach our children that bragging about sexual assault is abhorrent if it is dismissed as locker room talk? We failed to hold Trump accountable and normalized his behavior. Here's a letter from a seventh grader from Rhode Island the day after the election and I will quote from the letter. Seventh grader.

”I'm extremely scared especially being a woman of color that the president of the country is making me feel unsafe when I actually shouldn't feel unsafe. It's scarier because this man who is the president of the United States of America said such rude, ignorant and disrespectful things about women and all types of people. He is in charge of our country. I want to feel safe in my country, but I no longer feel safe with someone like Trump leading the country.”

  

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