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October 03, 2022

Chairman Thompson Condemns Trump Comments Stoking Violence

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the below statement on former President Trump stoking violence in his attacks on Senator Mitch McConnell:

“Former President Trump’s inflammatory and racist attacks directed at Senator McConnell aren’t helpful to the nation or our democracy. Worse yet, they could incite political violence, and the former President knows full well that extremists often view his words as marching orders. While unsurprising, these attacks are not indicative of a leader and clearly set a poor example for future generations of Americans. I strongly condemn these attacks – as should all of my Republican and Democratic colleagues.  We need to be better than this.”

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