Congressman Al Green's Statement on Condemning Bigotry, Regardless of the Source

Jan 18, 2019

(Houston, TX) - On Friday, January 18, 2019, Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding the condemnation of bigotry, regardless of the source:  

“We have reached a point in our history where we cannot allow bigotry – regardless of the source – to be condoned, whether that be from President Trump or Minister Farrakhan. Although there are those who will find reason to condemn one and not the other for their bigotry, I have condemned both.

“One such example is my tweet on October 18, 2018 which stated: ‘If President Trump compared persons of any ethnicity or religion to termites, I would call that statement bigoted. Since Minister Farrakhan has compared Jews to termites, I must call that statement bigoted. Bigotry is unacceptable regardless of the source.’

“I refuse to engage in a debate about one being better than the other. Although I have met with both of them, I do not condone the bigotry of either. Both are bigots.”