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January 20, 2017

Aguilar Issues Statement on Inauguration of President Donald Trump

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump:

“Today, I bore witness to the peaceful transfer of power—a central component to our nation’s democratic process. While I respect the office of the presidency, I harbor deep concerns about the man who has assumed the position. Donald Trump spent eighteen months normalizing racism and sexism. He called Mexicans rapists and criminals, proposed unconstitutional bans and registries for Muslim Americans, bragged about sexually assaulting women, mocked Americans with disabilities, and the list goes on.

“Attending today’s inauguration was my duty as a voice for San Bernardino County residents. My attendance was a reminder to President Trump of who will hold him accountable during his term to ensure that Inland Empire families are not made to pay the price for his flawed and dangerous policies.”

This afternoon, Rep. Aguilar will participate in a press conference with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which can be viewed on Facebook Live here, beginning at 12PM PST/3PM EST. On Saturday, Rep. Aguilar will participate in the Women’s March on Washington.