At long last, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus mustered the courage to stand up to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over his unconscionable position that Muslims should be banned from the U.S.
For six months, the Republican Party was willing to embrace Donald Trump’s racist, xenophobic, and extreme rhetoric, caving to his debate demands, tapping him for fundraisers, instructing GOP Senate candidates to imitate him, and even calling him a “net positive for everybody”. But today that all changed with the RNC’s “stirring rebuke”:
“I don’t agree. We need to aggressively take on radical Islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our American values…That’s as far as I’m going to go.”
Here’s our response:
“Wait, that’s it? That’s as far as you’re going to go? What a cowardly and pathetic response to a candidate who just proposed banning people from entering the country based on their religious beliefs. Trump’s rhetoric – which is too often imitated by many of the other GOP candidates – alienates Muslims in the U.S. and abroad, making it harder to prosecute the war on terror. The RNC’s disgraceful coddling of Trump and his ilk are making us less safe. Period.” – DNC Spokesman Eric Walker