In a new statement, right-wing attorneys representing the organization Checks and Balances have added to the growing backlash over President Donald Trump’s recent Twitter taunts.
Citing the president’s call for Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to their supposed countries of birth, the group — including George Conway, the husband of senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — called his comments “racist” and “at odds with the uplifting promise of our Nation.”
The writers make it clear that they have “profound disagreements” with the progressive legislators targeted in Trump’s tweet.
“But they, like all Americans, are entitled to be treated with respect,” the statement continued.
In addition to criticizing the president, the group also took aim at the majority of Republican leaders.
“We refuse to share the silence of most of the Republican caucus in Congress, whose timidity in the face of this abhorrent behavior reflects the debased politics of the day,” the writers added. “We add our voices to those who condemn the President’s ignorant racist nature and urge all citizens of whatever party to join us in rejecting a politics of division that is an affront to the rule of law.”