Congressman Cunningham Delivers Floor Speech in Support of H.R.41, Rejecting White Nationalism and White Supremacy

January 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington – Today, on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th Birthday, Congressman Joe Cunningham delivered a speech on the House floor in support of Majority Whip James Clyburn’s legislation, H.R.41, Rejecting White Supremacy and White Nationalism.  The resolution denounces the racist remarks of Representative Steve King and condemns white supremacy and white nationalism in all forms.

A copy of his remarks are below:

I rise to support H.R. 41, rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy. Today, on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th Birthday, I am honored to join Majority Whip Clyburn in denouncing the racist remarks of Representative Steve King and condemning white supremacy and white nationalism in all forms. Hatred and bigotry should have no home in America, and certainly not one in the halls of Congress. 

Dr. King was one of the finest citizens this country has produced, a champion for justice and a fearless crusader for equality. Today, and every day, we must honor the life and legacy of Dr. King while also acknowledging the work which remains.  We must strongly condemn hateful expressions of intolerance wherever and whenever we see them.  America is strongest when we stand together, from the Lowcountry to the heartland. I believe that today is a promising start.

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