WASHINGTON – Today League of Women Voters board president Chris Carson and CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement:
"The racist rhetoric and attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar and other female members of Congress are deplorable, they dishonor the office of the President, and frankly, they are un-American.
"The escalating hate and xenophobic tweets are a distraction from the real problems facing our democracy, designed to further divide the American people.
"We must not let these racist outcries distract us from the important work of building a more inclusive democracy.
"Our great country is made stronger by the diversity of the people living in the United States. There is more that unites us than divides us.
"These attacks are wrong, and we must call them what they are: blatantly xenophobic."
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