A ‘Juneteenth’ resolution prepared by a Democratic lawmaker for consideration by the Vermont House House of Representatives today condemns tweets by Pres. Donald Trump as “racist” and “inflammatory.”
“The resolution is proposed by Rep. Kevin “Coach” Christie (D-Hartford). Among many black Americans (including Christie), June 19 or “Juneteenth” is regarded as a national holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery. The resolution mentions the death of George Floyd and other black men killed by police, the high rate of Covid-19 among black Vermonters, and the mistreatment of a black family in Hartford. However, it also reads: “The majority of President Trump’s tweeting in response to the death has been highly inflammatory and racist, and he has advocated a much-criticized militaristic response.” The slap at Trump is not going over well with some lawmakers. “I feel sad that it is so political and that they are putting down our President. It could be a resolution written that would unite us,” Rep. Vicki Strong (R-Albany) said."
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