Yesterday, Arizona Democrats and Latino leaders gathered to denounce Donald Trump’s racist attacks on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel because of his Mexican heritage, and they called on Arizona Republicans to join them in defending Arizona’s Latino community from the presumptive GOP nominee's hateful rhetoric.
So far, the reaction from the state’s top Republican leaders has been -- silence.
“We need other Republican leaders throughout the state of Arizona, including Governor Ducey, to speak out and have his voices heard, to let the people of Arizona know where he stands on Donald Trump’s offensive remarks about the Latino community,” says Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo. “He governs a state where nearly a third of the population is Latino. Gov. Ducey, where are you? Why are you so quiet?”
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