TNDP CHAIR MARY MANCINI RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO REPUBLICAN SENATOR TODD GARDENHIRE’S USE OF RACIST IMAGERY AND LANGUAGE RACISM.
OCTOBER 16TH, 2020 (Nashville, TN) – “Yesterday, State Senator Todd Gardenhire was caught deploying racist language when addressing the very real problems of food insecurity and obesity, a public health issue that affects all Tennesseans regardless of who they are, what they look like, or where they live. Senator Gardenhire’s statements were divisive and show just how out of touch he is with the needs of the people in Hamilton and Bradley counties.
The Tennessee Democratic Party emphatically denounces these racist ideas and language. We call on Senator Gardenhire to apologize to his constituents. The people of Hamilton and Bradley counties deserve a representative who will roll up his sleeves and do the work necessary to help solve real problems.” – Chair Mary Mancini
The Tennessee Democratic Party works to elect Democratic candidates who believe that all Tennesseans deserve a better future no matter who you are, what you look like, where you live, who you love, or how you pray.
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