Progressives Say Republicans Complicit in Deaths

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

U.S. Politics

Coral Springs - The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida has released the following statement:The Republican Party is complicit in the deaths of at least 34 innocent men, women, and children this past weekend. By supporting a white nationalist president and refusing to pass sensible gun laws, they guarantee that none of us are safe from domestic terrorism.

"Trump's dangerous language incites violence as his Republican sycophants prevent law enforcement from investigating extremist hate groups fueled by white supremacists," said Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida President Michael Calderin. "And Mitch McConnell has single-handedly kept Congress from passing common sense gun safety legislation to protect us by refusing to allow votes on background check measures with overwhelming bipartisan support."

If Republicans are concerned about the future of our country, they will denounce Trump's racism and hateful language, and if the Republican-led Senate cares about gun violence, they will return to Washington immediately to vote on the Democratic House bills that were passed earlier this year.  

"Florida Republicans have shown they're no better," said Calderin. "Attorney General Moody has proven to be even more of an NRA puppet than her predecessor by first appealing a court decision that struck down a state law threatening penalties for local officials who approve gun regulations, and then by challenging the language of a citizen ballot initiative that would ban assault weapons." 

We urge all Floridians to contact Senators Scott and Rubio, Congressional Representatives, and every state official who has the responsibility to keep us safe. If they don't take substantive action immediately, vote them out of office. Do it in the name of every person who has died because of their complicity.

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is an official charter of the Florida Democratic Party. 

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