On Jan. 18, 2018, the Darien Democratic Town Committee at a special meeting adopted the following resolution:
We, the members of the Darien Democratic Town Committee, strongly urge that a motion of censure be introduced and debated in the United States Congress condemning the racially divisive statements of President Donald J. Trump. Since his inauguration last January, President Trump has engaged in, and approved of, indecorous racist behavior, language, and policies that have resulted in this endorsement of censure.
Among President Trump’s actions leading to our resolution are his call for a Muslim travel ban, his retweeting of racist anti-Muslim videos, his encouragement of white supremacist and neo-fascist marchers in Charlottesville, Virginia, and most recently, his use of vile language to denigrate and demean immigrants of color from countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
President Trump’s pattern of actions and words cannot be ignored, excused or condoned and must be called what it is “racist,” “xenophobic” and “un-American.”
The Darien Democratic Town Committee calls upon its federally elected officials to support a Congressional censure of President Trump to let him know — and to assure the world – that “We the People” of the United States do not stand with this President when he invokes racial and cultural differences to pit Americans against each other.
We invite all residents of Darien to stand with us and to write to Congressman Jim Himes and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy to ask them to support a Congressional resolution of censure against President Donald J. Trump.