Juneteenth resolution calls Trump tweets ‘racist’ - Vermont Daily

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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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-06-21 13:54:06 -0400
    I definitely think that the establishment of a National Holiday  honoring the end of slavery is overdue. The date of such a holiday ? Well, September 22nd, 1862 was the day that President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. January 1st, 1863 was the day that the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. April 9th 1865 was the day that the Robert E. Lee signed the articles of surrender at Appomattox Court House ending the Civil War, or June 19th, 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston Texas, and proclaimed the war over and announced that the slaves still being held there were free. Just food for thought.