Crawford for Congress Statement in Response to Fortenberry’s Continuing Silence in the Face of Trump’s Racism

Many prominent Republicans are responding courageously to the racist remarks that Trump made earlier today at his press conference. Senator Marco Rubio said: “The organizers of events which inspired & led to the Charlottesville terrorist attack are 100% to blame. “ Ohio Governor John Kasich blasted Trump saying: “There is no moral equivalency to Nazi sympathizers.”

In contrast to these strong statements of condemnation, we have heard nothing from Representative Jeff Fortenberry. Unfortunately, Mr. Fortenberry is a moral coward. As President John F. Kennedy said; “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”

We can do better than Mr. Fortenberry. As your representative in Congress, I can guarantee you that I would stand up to and speak out against racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism and hate. Period. Full Stop. No exceptions.

I’m a trial lawyer, a Democratic activist and a sports fan.

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