Top congressional Democrats on Wednesday slammed President Trump’s response to a series of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic officials, saying his “words ring hollow.”
“Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions,” Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in a joint statement.
The two Democratic leaders pointed to Trump’s support for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter, and accused the president of supporting “dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to the free press as the enemy of the people.”
“President Trump’s words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence,” Schumer and Pelosi said.