Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs on Trump’s Failure to Condemn White Supremacists

September 30, 2020

Democratic AGs Call on Republican AGs to Do What the President Refused

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) Co-Chairs Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum released the following statement in response to President Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacists during Tuesday night’s Presidential Debate. Instead, President Trump told the Proud Boys—a known hate group—to “stand down and stand by.” Proud Boys and supportive groups saw Trump’s dangerous comments as “marching orders” – taking to various social media platforms to mobilize and voice violence.

Statement from Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

“Instead of condemning white supremacists on national television, Donald Trump chose to give a wink and a nod to a far-right hate group with ties to violence.”

“We call on Republican Attorneys General to do what the President refused to do: denounce white supremacy. Without their clear condemnation in this critical time, they are contributing to racism, division, and fear.”

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