After the Terrorism Last Week, ‘It Is a Measure of the Man that Trump Puts His Politics Ahead of the Country’s Needs,’ Moms Leader Says
“As countless legal scholars with a range of political views are pointing out, President Trump does not have the power to overturn birthright citizenship, which is enshrined in our Constitution. Doing so would require a constitutional amendment, which in turn requires an extraordinary consensus that does not exist because, thankfully, few people in this country share his extreme, baseless anti-immigrant views.
“In the aftermath of a week that saw three horrific acts of domestic terrorism, all motivated by anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate, it is disgraceful that the President would foment anti-immigrant sentiment and further division by attempting to revoke birthright citizenship and by calling in the military to patrol our borders, which is a political ploy and a tremendous waste of resources. We do not share his paranoid fantasy about the caravan; we see what is really there: moms, children and families searching for a chance to live, learn and work in peace.
“It is a measure of the man that President Trump puts his politics ahead of what the country needs and wants. His rhetoric and his policies are racist, nativist and self-serving, and the moms of America reject them. We will not be distracted from the Trump administration’s attempts to take away our health care security and enrich billionaires and corporations at the expense of our families’ economic wellbeing.
“Every immigrant and asylum-seeking family deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect. Stoking fear and hate instead of offering solutions is abhorrent. We oppose the administration’s immigration and asylum policies and we reject the President’s dangerous rhetoric. We will make our views known next Tuesday at the polls.”