Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Americans a fervent call to action to rise up against President Donald Trump’s discriminatory policies — even if it means risking their lives.
Lynch’s video message, posted on the U.S. Senate Democrats’ Facebook page Tuesday, Feb. 28, came minutes after Trump began his address to Congress, where he blamed immigrants for terrorism committed in America.
“I know that this is a time of great fear and uncertainty for so many people,” Lynch says. “I know it’s a time of concern for people, who see our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back. I know that this is difficult. But, I remind you that this has never been easy. We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers.”
Lynch, whose statements called out Trump’s temporary immigration ban, said, during the civil rights movement, everyday people rose up to call out social injustices and Americans should do the same today, no matter what the cost.
“They’ve marched, they’ve bled and, yes, some of them died,” she says. “This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before, we can do this again.”