Crow Statement in Response to President Trump’s Remarks on George Floyd Protests

June 1, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Jason Crow issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's remarks tonight in the Rose Garden: 

“Let us be clear about what happened today. The President of the United States threatened to send the military into U.S. cities to “dominate” protestors, his advisors referred to our neighborhoods as the “battlespace,” and he ordered police and military units to use force on peaceful demonstrators in Washington so he could stage a photo op. I saw real battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. I saw what happens when the military is used against protesters. And I’ve never wanted to see either of those things at home. These are not the actions of a rationale, fit, democratic president. They are the actions of a man who doesn’t respect the core values of our nation. 

“Our nation is at a crossroads, and we must now decide what type of country we will be. Our founders rebelled against a king and placed power in the people themselves. This delicate system has endured because most of our leaders endeavored to put the good of the country above themselves. But we are now faced with a president who is unfit for office. A president whose individual failings, insecurities, and desire for power supersede all else. We have seen this behavior throughout much of his presidency, that’s why earlier this year I stood in the well of the Senate as an impeachment manager and made the case for his removal. We are better than him, and it must stop.”