Skip to main contentSkip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Grijalva to lead counter protest when Trump visits Phoenix on Tuesday
top story

Grijalva to lead counter protest when Trump visits Phoenix on Tuesday

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Arizona, announced in a six-minute YouTube video that he will be leading a counter protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Tuesday, Aug. 22, while President Donald Trump talks to supporters inside. 

The Tucson Democrat called the President "unhinged" following the President's comments about the violence in Charlottesville.

“This president is indeed unhinged and his comments yesterday emboldened, (and) gave justification to people who fundamentally go against the values of this nation,” said Grijalva in the video. "People driven by hate. People driven by racism. And people driven to make other people victims throughout this whole process."

In labeling Trump as a supporter of racists, Grijalva repeats a proverb in both Spanish and English: "Tell me who you are with and I'll tell you who are," Grijalva said. 

Grijalva said he is concerned Trump will pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his visit to Phoenix. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for ignoring a court order to stop detained suspected illegal immigrants. He faces up to six months in prison.

 


Subscribe to stay connected to Tucson. A subscription helps you access more of the local stories that keep you connected to the community.

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Reporter

Joe has been with the Star for six years. He covers politics as well as the city of Tucson and other municipalities in Southern Arizona. He graduated from the UA and previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun.

Related to this story

  • Updated

The Rillito is in full, glorious flow on Sunday, August 13, after drenching overnight rains. Video by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star.

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News