Just a week removed from mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Representative Deb Haaland stopped by to discuss the dangerous rhetoric of President Trump and how it has fueled senseless violence in communities like El Paso–which is predominantly Latino and immigrant. She delivers sharp criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s inaction on recent gun legislation, referring to the Senate as a “graveyard” for gun bills. She also shares her thoughts on the healthcare debate, the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women, universal childcare, and other significant issues facing Americans.
Representative Deb Haaland is a 35th generation New Mexican who is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and also has Jemez Pueblo heritage. After running for New Mexico Lieutenant Governor in 2014, Haaland became the first Native American woman to be elected to lead a State Party. Along with Representative Sharice Davids, Haaland became the first Native American elected to congress. She serves on several committees, including Natural Resources and House Armed Services and is Co-Chair of the Native American Caucus.
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