I have deep concerns about the appointment of Stephen Bannon to serve in the President-elect’s Administration. Today, I signed a letter with my colleagues to President-elect Trump, urging him to reconsider his selection of Mr. Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. We have a responsibility as Americans to stand up against divisive, hateful rhetoric and to commit to the spirit of inclusiveness and equality that makes our country great. We must remain dedicated to those values as we move forward as a Nation.
My constituents in Sacramento overwhelmingly oppose the disastrous #Trumpcare bill. Emails/Calls/Letters so far: Oppose: 1,598 Support: 54
In response to comments by President-Elect Trump supporter Carl Higbie citing World War II Japanese internment camps as precedent for a potential immigrant registry, I have issued the following statement: “This type of rhetoric by Mr. Higbie is outrageous, unacceptable, and reckless. The unjust internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was a painful period during our history, but we have taken great strides as a country to heal those wounds and move forward. “Almost three decades ago the Civil Liberties Act was signed into law, rightfully issuing a formal apology to Japanese Americans who were victims of internment camps. The ability of leaders from all political parties and backgrounds to come together and recognize America’s mistake remains a tribute to the greatness of our country. “We cannot go backwards. The United States of America must remain a safe haven for people of all faiths and origins, and a model for tolerance, justice, and liberty.”