July 30th, 2019

 Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen’s Statement on Senator Cramer’s Remarks

(BISMARCK, ND) –  Following an interview with NBC News, in which Senator Kevin Cramer said that he could be a victim of racism because he is from North Dakota, Dem-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen issued the following statement: 

“Once again Senator Cramer has embarrassed North Dakotans with another outrageous remark that has no basis in reality. To say he “could be a victim of racism” makes absolutely no sense and makes a mockery of the racism Americans of color have faced and continue to face. Senator Cramer owes an apology to the thousands of North Dakotans of color – who have experienced actual racism and discrimination in their lives – for belittling their experiences. In addition, Governor Burgum and Republicans throughout the state need to immediately condemn this insensitive remark if they are serious about making North Dakota a welcoming place for everyone.”