Press Release: Erin Murphy’s Statement On Jeff Johnson’s Divisive, Hateful Rhetoric On Refugees

ST. PAUL, MN – Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-Endorsed candidate for Governor released the following statement after Jeff Johnson announced his plan to withdraw Minnesota from our commitment to aid refugees from around the world: 

“This is divisive, hateful rhetoric being used as a cynical campaign tactic,” said Murphy. “Jeff Johnson and Tim Pawlenty are tripping over each other to see who can do more to divide us, turn us against our neighbors, and demonize families from around the world who are fleeing violence, terror, and famine in much the same way as many of our Hmong and Somali neighbors were. Minnesota needs a governor that has never wavered in their commitment to opening our nation and our state to those that need our help and has never backed away from the challenge of living our values as a welcoming nation.”