Reader's View: Stauber, Duffy should reflect on Lewis’ remarks
In his recent remarks about four congresswomen, President Donald Trump showed his true colors.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who suffered from racism growing up in the South and who struggled for civil rights in the 1960s, said, “I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it. And at the highest levels of government, there is no room for racism.”
There was a recent debate in the U.S. House of Representatives over condemning the president’s recent racist comments. Those comments seemed to legitimize and increase fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color, as was seen in the shootings in El Paso, Texas.
Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., called the president’s remarks a “distraction” in a July 17 News Tribune article . Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., added bigoted remarks to the president’s rants. These two should have reflected on Rep. Lewis’ thoughtful remarks in the House debate.
Trump, Stauber and Duffy — color my world white.
When you don’t respect and have reverence for the dignity of every human being, you are not a pro-life president.
Fr. Daniel J. Dahlberg