Senator Wiener’s Statement on Presidential Threats Against Legislators, Judges, Universities, Cities, and States

February 8, 2017

Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement in response to recent threats by President Donald Trump against state legislators, federal judges, public universities, cities, and states:

“Donald Trump needs to learn that we live in a democracy, not an autocracy. Threatening members of our democratic institutions, like state senators and federal judges, undermines our democracy and rule of law. Threatening our public universities, states, and cities assaults academic freedom and federalism. These threats are beneath the office Trump temporarily occupies. The best way we can respond to this kind of bullying is to stand up and fight for the people and values we represent. We won’t back down.”