Congressman Tom O'Halleran and Legislative Democrats respond to Wendy Roger unconscionable comments at the Navajo Nation Council

Congressman Tom O'Halleran and Legislative Democrats respond to Wendy Roger unconscionable comments at the Navajo Nation Council

WINDOW ROCK, AZ - On Monday, October 15th, Wendy Rogers spoke before the Navajo Nation Council and asked members to only vote for Doyel Shamley. Stating that with herself in office and Shamley that the Navajo Nation will be "great again." Her statements were not only ignorant but deeply disrespectful to the Navajo Nation and Navajo people. 

"Traveling to and visiting the communities of the Navajo Nation make it clear that it is already great. From its elders to its children, the Navajo people are truly kind and should be looked up to," said Congressman Tom O'Halleran. "If my opponent is unable to see that after she has been to these communities, then she is misguided on the beauty of the Navajo culture and people, and cannot see their influence on our state and our country," said Congressman Tom O'Halleran

"It is disappointing to see a politician come before the Navajo Nation Council and be so blatantly be disrespectful to our people and our culture. The Dine' are a great people and we don't need Roger's to someday proclaim us as great. Further, her request that we support a single man over either Navajo running for the Arizona State House only further indicates her lack of understanding for the Dine people," said State Senator Jamescita Peshlakai

"GOP Candidate Wendy Rogers asking top Leadership of the Navajo Nation Council to vote for one candidate and leave the others blank when Roger's knows the other candidates are Navajo is completely disrespectful. To make that comment in our Council Chamber, on our land to our Navajo people is unconscionable,” said State House Candidate Myron Tsosie

"GOP Congressional candidate Wendy Rogers' statement at the 23rd Navajo Nation Council Fall session was arrogant, disrespectful and an example of her ignorance and privilege," said State House Candidate Arlando Teller 

Shame on Doyel Shamley and Wendy Rogers for their blatant disrespect of the Navajo Nation. Both clearly lack understanding of the pride, patriotism, and the numerous contributions the Navajo people have made to our state and our country. Instead of listening to the concerns of the Navajo people, there would-be constituents, Rogers and Shamley have put generic Republican talking points ahead of the needs of the Navajo people. Congressional District 1 and Legislative District 7 deserve representatives that respect the Navajo people and already believe the Navajo are'great'.


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