‘I would be a target’: Democratic congressman says he doesn’t feel safe going to Trump’s Phoenix rally
Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) is protesting outside President Donald Trump’s Phoenix campaign rally, but told MSNBC that he isn’t planning go inside the event.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Rep. Grijalva if he would feel safe inside that auditorium tonight.
“No, I don’t think I would,” Grijalva replied. “People know what my opinions are about this administration, about this president.”
Grijalva is co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and has represented Arizona in congress since 2003.
“I’ve called him unhinged in the past and I continue to do so. I question his capacity to lead, his moral compass,” Grijalva continued. “The division he has caused, the race baiting and divisions around color are really disruptive to the social fabric of this country that we all love.”
“No, I wouldn’t feel safe,” he concluded. “I would feel that I would be a target.”
“Whatever raw red meat that he throws at this campaign rally is not going to help that profound division that he has created in this country,” Grijalva noted. “Many of us asked him not to come. Arizona has been through a lot and this is another to aggravation to the litany of bad history we have around these issues.”