By Emily GlaserUpdated November 22, 2018 11:27:23Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has taken aim at the president’s decision to cancel a speech at the Democratic National Convention that would be her first as House minority leader.
The California Democrat said Tuesday that she and other Democrats were disappointed to hear that the speech will not go ahead because of the political ramifications.
She said that she thinks the president has made a mistake and that he shouldn’t have done it, but that the timing was unfortunate.
In a statement released late Tuesday night, the president wrote:I am disappointed that the DNC did not invite me to speak at its convention.
We should be celebrating the great achievements that have been made under President Donald J. Trump and Congress.
However, the Democrats have a history of shutting down our government to suppress the voice of those who disagree with them.
This was a slap-in-the-face to all who voted for Donald J Trump and the Democratic Party, she said.
“It was the right decision.
The Democrats should have invited me, not shut down the government.
This is not about the speech, it is about the president and the DNC’s decision.
We are all disappointed that they chose to ignore the overwhelming popular will and shut down our democracy,” she said in the statement.”
I know there will be many who say that President Trump should not have done this.
The American people are sick and tired of the Democrats shutting down the process, blocking the nomination of my Democratic opponent to be the next chair of the DNC, and preventing the voices of millions of Americans who care about our future from being heard.”
She continued:The Democratic Party is a platform for working people and it’s time to make the right decisions, not be afraid to make them.
We are the party that brings working families together.
This speech is an opportunity for us to do that and for our country to do the same.
I have always supported President Trump, the Republican Party and working families.
I am proud of what we accomplished during my administration, and I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump and his team to create a better future.
President Trump is set to address the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
He has not yet announced a date.