BOISE, IDAHO — Idaho’s U.S. Senate nominee Paulette Jordan issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy in Tuesday night’s presidential debate:
“There is no place for white supremacy in the United States, and all elected leaders have a duty to speak out against it.
It is unacceptable that the president of the United States failed to take a stand last night, just as it is that Senator Risch has been silent. Silence is complicity, and as one of Idaho’s ambassadors to the rest of the country given his role in the Senate, there is no excuse for him to stay silent.
White supremacist groups are becoming more active, and it’s a worsening problem in Idaho. The FBI recently called this issue one of the worst threats facing the country today. We must have leadership to combat this divisiveness and violence.
I strongly condemn all white supremacy. Idaho — and all of the United States — should be safe for everyone.”
Paulette Jordan’s message is “People First Policy,” emphasizing health care, economic recovery, stewardship of land, and increased federal fiscal discipline and accountability. She is endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and EMILY’s List. More information about Jordan’s campaign for the U.S. Senate can be found at her website www.pauletteforsenate.com