Moulton Statement on the Death of George Floyd and the Situation in Minneapolis
WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) issued the following statement:
“Watching the murder of George Floyd made me sick, and it’s hard to grapple with the fact that the last time I felt sick hearing about the murder of an innocent black man was just a few weeks ago. Many of us are at a loss for what to do, yet we all have a role to play in fixing the institutionalized racism, inequality, and injustice that people of color face in America today.
For now, I’m listening to people of color and to the voices demanding change in Minneapolis, the vast majority of whom are doing so peacefully. As a Marine veteran who was trained to disobey unlawful orders and as a Member of Congress, I am also calling on the men and women of the Minnesota National Guard to ignore the president’s unlawful order to shoot civilians, and rely instead on your training and your oath to defend our Constitution, which upholds our American values including freedom of assembly and freedom of speech. We’re better than this, but we have a lot of work to do to prove it.”
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