Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party, Dec. 8, 2015:
Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mancini calls on Tennessee Republicans to Reject Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric and Plan
Trump Delegates and Republican Leadership Silent on Call to Ban Muslims
Nashville, Tenn. (December 8, 2015) – Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s pledged Tennessee delegates, including elected officials State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) have remained silent in light of Republican Presidential front runner Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States. These delegates have pledged to support Trump’s campaign for the presidency but have yet to comment on Trump’s latest statements.
“These Tennessee Republicans have pledged to support Donald Trump and they must be held accountable for that support,” said Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini, “Their silence on Trump’s disgraceful, inhuman and unconstitutional policies speaks volumes about just how out of touch they are with hardworking Tennesseans. Where is their concern for our Muslim brothers and sisters who work hard everyday and live peacefully in Tennessee?”
In several statements Trump repeated his call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Many of his opponents in the Republican Presidential primary as well as the Republican Party Chairs in several early primary states have expressed their opposition to his plan.
Mancini concluded, “It is beyond time for Trump’s Republican delegates in this state as well as Republican Party leaders like Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, and Speaker Harwell to publicly reject Donald Trump and his and dangerous plan.”