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Sen. Coons: Trump Attacks to Distract From Important Issues

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:54 PM

President Donald Trump's attack on four Democratic minority congresswomen is an intentional strategy to change the subject away from legislative discussions on important issues, Sen. Chris Coons told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday.

The Delaware Democrat said it was indeed important to denounce Trump's racist remarks, emphasizing, "We should be talking briefly, in a focused way, about how inappropriate and unacceptable these tweets are, about how they don't reflect well on the United States overseas or at home, and how they send destructive messages here within our country."

However, after making that point clear, "we need to spend as much, if not more, time saying, if you give us the opportunity to lead in the Senate, these are the kinds of bills we would move forward" if they weren't being blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues, Coons said.

The senator added that the media is falling into Trump's trap of ignoring other important issues.

"How much time are you spending this morning talking about bipartisan bills that come over from the House to reduce prescription drug prices, to secure protection from pre-existing health conditions, or to protect Americans from folks who shouldn't have access to guns by strengthening our background check system?" Coons said. "Those are bills that have come over from the House and have seen no action in the Senate. The Senate has become [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell's legislative graveyard."

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