Dingell Statement in Response to Hateful Rhetoric, Attacks, and Division Across the Country
Washington, August 15, 2019
Ann Arbor, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement in response to the rise of hateful rhetoric, attacks, and division across the country.
“We must stop the hateful rhetoric and targeting of people based on religion, race, national origin, sex, and color. When I meet with members of the Jewish and Muslim communities they tell me how scared they are. When I talk to children they tell me they’re worried they will be taken in the middle of the night and never heard from again. They asked me why they are hated.
“We are allowing ourselves to make false choices between communities. We must stop this. We can’t forget that what makes our country strong is our willingness to understand and accept one another’s differences. Our differences are what make us as strong as one.
“We must continue to reject this rise of hate and division. Whether it’s attacks on freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press, we must make it known our country will not stand for it. Our country is better than this.”