Crow Statement on Denver Protests

May 29, 2020
Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) released the statement below following the protests in Denver demanding justice for George Floyd:

 

“Our communities are in pain. They hurt for George Floyd, for Breonna Taylor, for Ahmaud Arbery, and for so many men and women of color who have been deemed lesser by our society. We see this pain on full display as protests occur in Denver and cities across the U.S.

 

“This is bigger than the officers in Minneapolis or our criminal justice system, it is about the systemic racism that is embedded in our society. And while our country’s history is larger than any president sitting in the Oval Office, President Trump’s words matter. They matter because instead of healing our country, he seeks to divide it. By suggesting violence be taken on protestors who decry our country’s unequal system while supporting those protesting stay-at-home orders, the President’s tweets show who he thinks does and doesn’t matter in America. We can and must be better than that.”