Rep Barragán: Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweet ‘Incredibly Racist’

Rep Barragán: Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweet ‘Incredibly Racist’

July 15, 2019

Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Nanette Barragán said President Trump’s tweet asking progressive lawmakers to “go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came” was “incredibly racist.”

“It’s incredibly racist. We are a nation of migrants, and Congress is elected to represent values in your district, and as you mentioned, you represent much more than that,” Barragán said.

“I’m proud to be the daughter of migrants from Mexico. I’m proud to bring a perspective and experience to Congress if my policy decision-making, and that is what the diversity of the Democratic party does. And I’m proud that we have more women in Congress and more women of color in Congress than ever before.”

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