September 17, 2018/Press Releases

Democratic Leaders call on Stefanowski to Condemn Trump’s Maria Comments

Hartford, CT – President Trump has claimed that nearly 3,000 Americans “did not die” in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Despite the heartbreaking new official report, President Trump denied the true death toll outright, displaying a moral depravity we’ve never seen from a president.

Today, leaders from across the state are calling on Bob Stefanowski to condemn these lies.

Norwalk City Council Member Eloisa Melendez released the following statement:

“This is the President’s boldest and most disgusting lie yet–so why won’t leaders in the Republican Party in Connecticut stand up to him? We already know that Bob Stefanowski stands with Trump–but he owes it to the people he hopes to represent to condemn spreading misinformation about a terrible tragedy. Connecticut deserves a leader who isn’t afraid to speak out against his own party when standing up for what’s right.”

Representative Christopher Rosario released the following statement:

“Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives–and the President of the United States is carelessly lying about the tragedy that occurred. There is no uncertainty here–the President is wrong. And Republican leaders in Connecticut shouldn’t be afraid to say so. Bob Stefanowski has accepted his endorsement, he owes it to all of us to say if he’s going to stand with Donald Trump or speak out against him.”

New Britain Alderman Emmanuel Sanchez released the following statement:

“The President’s words have consequences–and it’s unacceptable for leaders in Connecticut to refuse to stand up to a member of their own Party about a tragedy that cost us thousands of lives. These lies from Trump are dangerous, and every single person who has the platform and the capacity to stand up should. Stefanowski is doing the state a disservice to the state by remaining silent.”

Representative Chris Soto released the following statement:

“Bob Stefanowski needs to answer for Donald Trump’s damaging statement on the deaths in Puerto Rico. Our 300,000 Puerto Ricans who live, work, and pay taxes in Connecticut deserve a Governor who will speak out against this misinformation and have the fortitude to stand up for our families that have been directly impacted.”