March 7, 2017 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

Moral Courage from GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Nowhere To Be Found

by Christina Freundlich

Moral Courage from GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Nowhere To Be Found

Both Democrats Running for Governor Have Condemned Trump’s Refreshed Muslim Ban; None of the GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Have Commented on Round Two

While Donald Trump continued his obsession with religious discrimination yesterday, the Republicans running for governor have been silent on Trump’s refreshed Muslim ban.

Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, Frank Wagner and Denver Riggleman all once rallied around Trump in support of his first Muslim ban -- but now their moral courage to stand with or against the Republican president seems to be lost.

Virginians are already suffering from Trump’s prejudice administration. Khizr Khan, a Virginian who has been a U.S. citizen for more than 30 years, had his travel privileges revoked yesterday and his status is reportedly under review.

Not only is Trump’s executive order un-American, it has already harmed the Virginia economy, put the Commonwealth’s national security at risk and threatened the country’s standing around the world.

“When it comes to testing the moral courage of the Republican gubernatorial candidates, Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart and the entire Republican ticket are simply cowards,” said DPVA spokeswoman Christina Freundlich. “Virginians can’t rely on these Republican candidates to stand up against prejudice policies that have already risked our national security, harmed the Commonwealth's economy and are tearing families apart. These Republicans have already backed Trump's Muslim ban once, and Virginians deserve to know where they stand for round two.”


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