Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) called for “violent” and “dehumanizing” political rhetoric to end on Wednesday, as suspicious packages, including apparent explosive devices, were sent to various Democratic leaders.
“Every American, of every political stripe, should be horrified by today’s news, which is still unfolding, and I thank the Secret Service and law enforcement for their work today. This appears to be an effort to attack multiple former presidents and first ladies, elected officials and members of the media – this is an attack on the foundations of our republic.
“For centuries, the United States set the infrastructure standard, but we’ve let partisan politics and backwards thinking put us in neutral. China is thinking big, making investments and focusing on the future, while we can barely maintain highways built by Eisenhower,” said Congressman Delaney.
“The world should hope that President Trump has a strategy here because we’re dealing with the deadliest weapons in the world. It certainly appears as if Russia has violated the terms of the treaty with its newest missile system, but I am concerned that simply tearing up this treaty will open the door to nuclear weapons proliferation by Russia, which is the last thing that we should want.
“Withdrawing foreign aid will make conditions in Central America worse, ultimately destabilizing the region and multiplying the number of people fleeing those countries – creating larger caravans in the future. President Trump’s proposed solution, in addition to being inhumane, goes against our own national interest.
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