State Sen. Lena Taylor
Press Release

Duffy’s Attacks Are Misplaced

"Like so many other men in the Republican party, Duffy found it easier to verbally attack women in Congress than to stand up to Donald Trump."

By - Jul 17th, 2019 09:16 pm

Today, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding U.S. Representative Sean Duffy’s floor speech defending Donald Trump’s racially-charged tweets targeting four United States congresswomen:

“U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy has found his voice and is using it to go after Rep. Ilhan Omar and other congressional colleagues recently attacked by Donald Trump. Yet, I can’t help but wonder where was his voice, tweets, ect. when Donald Trump called U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters “an extraordinarily low IQ person”, Omarosa Manigault-Newman “a crazed, crying lowlife and a dog”, described African and Caribbean countries as “s–holes, still insisted that the Central Park 5 were guilty in 2016, said that migrants from Nigeria would never “go back to their huts”, questioned the impartiality of a judge because of the judge’s Mexican heritage, and on and on. No really, I could go on. I really am looking for Duffy’s voice on those racially charged statements by Trump.

Omar was correct about hypocrisy in this country. Duffy runs to the defense of a President who has made fun of a disabled person, spoke with disrespect about a captured POW, was caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women, sided with Russia over US intelligence agencies, made illegal payments to cover up an extramarital affair with a porn star and again, I could go on and on.

Like so many other men in the Republican party, Duffy found it easier to verbally attack women in Congress than to stand up to Donald Trump. He has given up the right to moral indignation.”

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