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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) says President’s Trump’s recent tweets about four Congresswomen of color do not reflect the value of Americans. Oregon’s only Republican in Congress says the remarks shouldn’t be made about any American citizens.

 

He also condemned comments that Border Patrol is running concentration camps or that people who support Israel are only doing it ‘for the Benjamins’ as disgusting and wrong. Walden says Congress needs to stop wasting time bickering over tweets and get back to tackling the nation’s real problems.

 

The full statement issued Tuesday morning by Greg Walden:

“America is a nation of immigrants and I do not, and will never, condone discrimination. The President’s recent tweets do not reflect the values that we hold dear in America and they are comments that should not be made about any American citizen regardless of who they are or where they work. Comments like these and others stating that CBP agents are ‘running concentration camps’ or that people who support Israel only do it for the ‘Benjamins’ are disgusting and wrong. They distract from the real issues our nation faces, like the humanitarian crisis at the border, the rising cost of health care, and providing for our veterans and active duty military. Just the same, taking time to vote on political resolutions condemning the President wastes precious time that should be spent debating and voting on legislation that directly improves the lives of Americans. Respectfully, Congress needs to stop wasting time bickering over mean tweets and get back to tackling the real problems facing our nation."

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