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USHCC Applauds Senator Mark Kirk for Condemning Trump’s Rhetoric

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – June 15, 2016) – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce applauds Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) for boldly speaking out, last week, against Donald Trump’s latest statements on Judge Curiel’s Mexican-American heritage, along with the ongoing attacks on Hispanics, women and the disabled. We also commend the Senator for courageously rescinding his endorsement of the presumptive GOP nominee in light of Trump’s ongoing behavior.

“Our country has no room for such inflammatory rhetoric, and the American people shouldn’t lower the bar for someone who chooses to take the low road to our nation’s highest office,” said Javier Palomarez, USCHCC President & CEO. “At a time when partisanship often supersedes national interest, Senator Kirk has demonstrated true leadership in denouncing his party’s presumptive nominee because he fears that Donald Trump is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.”

We look forward to seeing more members of the Republican Party take similar actions to speak out against Trump’s divisive rhetoric.

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The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.

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