Irvine, CA – Dave Min made the following comments in response to House Republicans reactions to Trump and his defense of white supremacy following the events in Charlottesville.
“At a time when it is imperative our representatives lead and stand up to President Trump by condemning his defense of white supremacists, Representative Mimi Walters instead essentially hit ‘copy and paste’ on a tweet from Paul Ryan. This is another troubling example of Walters putting her party loyalty ahead of her constituents in Orange County.”
In a statement sent to his supporters over the weekend, Dave Min called on Walters to do more than just tweet out meaningless condemnations of bigotry and further criticized Walters for toeing the party line and refusing to call out Trump directly in the aftermath of Charlottesville:
“Mimi Walters’ condemnation of white supremacy is welcome, but it’s just another unfortunate example of her toeing the Republican party line. Her statements came after Paul Ryan released almost identical comments – somewhere around the time the GOP decided that neo-Nazism was wrong.
“More importantly, this appears to all be empty rhetoric as Ryan and Walters have failed to match their words with actions. Mimi Walters has voted with Donald Trump 100% of the time since he took office, and continues to act as a rubber stamp for the GOP’s agenda.”
Dave Min is a nationally-recognized expert on economic policy who has fought to protect and strengthen economic opportunity for working Americans for nearly two decades. Dave is a professor at the University of California-Irvine School of Law, and lives in Irvine with his family. A former enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission and economic policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer and the Center for American Progress, Dave is running for Congress in California’s 45th Congressional District. Learn more at www.davemin.com