Congressman David Trone Responds to Nationwide Protests Following Murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor

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May 31, 2020
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov 

 

Congressman David Trone Responds to Nationwide Protests Following Murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor

 

GAITHERSBURG, MD - Following the nationwide protests on Saturday in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, Congressman David Trone released the below statement:

“It’s time for all Americans to wake up to the injustices that plague our nation. We can draw a straight line from slavery, to Jim Crow, to mass incarceration and misconduct by law enforcement. All Americans, especially white Americans, must acknowledge the racism that is pervasive in our actions and institutions.

“The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor call our attention to the glaring racial disparity in COVID-19 deaths, in health care, in education, and in maternal mortality rates. We should be ashamed that Black Americans do not have equal opportunity in our country today, and we should be determined to address the consequences of this incontrovertible fact.  

“As Bobby Kennedy said in Indianapolis the night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, ‘What we need is not division; what we need is not hatred; what we need is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another; and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer.’ 

“It’s time to come together, peacefully and with compassion, to fight against the injustice in our nation and make the change that our children, and generations to come, will be proud of.”

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research. 

 

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