Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo yesterday issued the following statement regarding remarks by Tim Robbins that mocked the inability of the people of Guam to vote for President of the United States during his introduction of Senator Bernie Sanders.
“I am deeply disappointed by remarks made today (yesterday) by Tim Robbins at a campaign rally for Senator Bernie Sanders that used the inability of the people of Guam to vote for president as a political punch line. These remarks are an insult to our community and they trivialize the disenfranchisement of our people in selecting our president. As a candidate for President of the United States, Senator Sanders and his campaign should be working to be inclusive of all Americans, regardless of where they live.
The people of Guam are patriotic Americans; our men and women have and continue to volunteer in large numbers to serve in our Armed Forces but apparently their voice doesn’t matter as much to the Sanders campaign. Hillary Clinton, however, understands our importance in this campaign and to our nation. She was a key architect of the Asia-Pacific rebalance strategy, supports war claims and has championed many other issues that are important to the people of Guam. That’s why I’m confident that Democrats on Guam will support Hillary, because she cares about us.”