Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski would like Trump to ‘stop’ and ‘delete’ racist tweets, thank you very much

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski would like Trump to ‘stop’ and ‘delete’ racist tweets, thank you very much
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
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After taking what one can only assume to be a long weekend, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) on Monday afternoon finally responded to President Donald Trump’s racist tweets targeting minority Democratic congresswomen, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

In typical fashion, both Republicans issued lukewarm condemnation of the president’s tweets, in which Trump implored Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to where they “came” from and stop “telling the people of the United States” how “our government is to be run.”

Trump later told reporters he believes the congresswomen have love “for enemies like al Qaeda” and are anti-Semitic.

Almost tandem with a truly remarkable press conference Trump delivered Monday afternoon, Collins and Murkowski issued their sternly-worded statements. You can read those below:

If you’re reticent to say that Collins and Murkowski showed “profiles in courage” with their critiques of the president, well, you’re not alone:

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