Oregon Congressman issues apology
Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) issued a statement apologizing for his previous statement earlier this week, that likened impeaching Trump to a "lynching," and said it would divide the nation.
The Oregon Democrat's comments led his spokesperson, Larkin Parker, to resign.
Schrader's statement said:
Over the last several days I have reached out and spoken to my colleagues, constituents and staff. The pain and harm caused by my words is immeasurable. As I work to build trust and do what is right by the people of Oregon’s 5th Congressional District, I am making the following commitments:
- I will participate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training and will ask President-elect Biden to overturn Trump’s Executive Order banning such training in the federal government workforce;
- Intentional hiring in my congressional offices;
- Specific actions I can take while serving as a Member of Congress to ensure full representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
It is an honor and privilege to serve Oregonians in the United States Congress.
|Post Date: 2021-01-13 13:23:51||Last Update: 2021-01-13 19:52:27|