Friday, September 25, 2020

Wendy Davis says Republicans show “An increasing, growing intolerance for the perspectives and values of all people”

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At a recent campaign event, state senator and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis indicated that Republican Leadership in Texas has become increasingly intolerant of minorities and “people who don’t look like them.”

Davis challenged recent GOP efforts to shift their rhetoric on immigration issues in Texas. Davis reminded the crowd of supporters that Republicans are “talking about whether they should soften their language on immigration, but we all know where they are because they’ve been talking about it on the airwaves for the last couple month. And we know what they really believe and think about people who don’t look like them or come from where they come from.”

Her comments were also in response to the recent adoption of a new Republican Party platform that established a much harsher stance on immigration that would preclude undocumented students from qualifying for in-state tuition. The particularly punitive stance Republican lawmakers have adopted is cause for great concern according to Davis who cited Arizona’s anti-immigration bill, SB1070, as an example of the detrimental impacts such a law could have on the overall welfare of a state’s economy and  growing tourism industries.

Davis noted that what voters witnessed at the recent Texas Republican Convention is just another example of “an increasing, growing intolerance for the perspectives and values of all people” and continues by claiming the Republic party is placing a “greater and greater emphasis on taking care of a select few.”

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