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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Joaquin Castro Calls on Governor Northam to Resign

Feb 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement:

"I join my colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus in calling for Virginia Governor Northam's resignation. His display of racism occurred years after our nation had openly confronted the scourge and legacy of racial prejudice. While his political record does not seem to match the man profiled in that yearbook, his silence throughout the years undercuts his atonement today. There is no question that people can change and be forgiven. Stepping down from the state's highest office is part of the process of healing and forgiveness."

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.