Stauber, Duffy react to President Trump’s tweets directed at Congresswomen

DULUTH, MN — Area U.S. Congress members are sounding off after President Trump’s controversial tweets over the weekend.

His tweets on Sunday, aimed at four female members of Congress, told them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.”

Congressman Sean Duffy tweeted out the following on Monday:

“The immigrants I know, including my mother-in-law, are the people most disgusted by Rep. Omar’s ingratitude to the nation who rescued her family from an African refugee camp and gave her the equivalent of a lottery ticket to come to the USA. Unbelievably, her public speeches are littered with statements like, ‘I am ashamed of America’s hypocrisy,’ despite the fact that her story is proof of America’s generosity, goodness, and unparalleled opportunity. It is also a testament to the prosperity created by American capitalism — something Omar and others wish to destroy. Those we invite to our country are not learning much about our greatness once they get here. that’s our fault. We must do a better job as a country and as parents of teaching civics and patriotism to our children. Our schools and universities are far too obsessed with America’s shortcomings and are failing miserably at teaching our remarkable history of freedom, honoring our founding fathers, and passing on a love and respect for our exceptional country. That is sad and unsustainable.”

In addition, Congressman Pete Stauber issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the tweets:

“Just last week, four freshman colleagues of mine publicly accused Speaker Pelosi of racism. This week, these same Members are accusing the President of racism. I did not run for Congress to get distracted by the name-calling happening on both sides of the aisle. I was elected to Congress to find solutions to the most pressing issues facing Minnesotans; including protecting Social Security and Medicare, deploying rural broadband, investing in our crumbling infrastructure, and growing the economy for the middle class. I am already on the record voting for resolutions condemning divisive language; and I hope Washington, DC, and all Americans, can move forward to advance our exceptional nation.”

Krystal Frasier

Krystal Frasier

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