Majority Whip Clyburn Floor Statement in Support of Anti-Hate Resolution

Mar 7, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Majority Whip James E. Clyburn delivered the following statement on the floor of the House in support of the resolution condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, and bigotry against minorities:


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“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in support of this resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and bigotry against minorities.  This resolution expresses our rejection of all attempts to weaponize words and sow discord and division.  

“Make no mistake, our Caucus is unified. But unity does not mean unanimity.  We are the most diverse Caucus in the history of Congress.  We are a true reflection of who and what America is. Each of us brings our own familial backgrounds and personal experiences to this august body. Those experiences help shape our values and our perspectives as we do the work of the American people. 

“We learn from one another, and we do so following President Lincoln’s declaration, "with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in.” 

“The resolution condemns hateful expressions of intolerance, honors the heritages and experiences of all who serve in this august body and commits all of us to the continued search of a ‘more perfect Union.’”