Warren: Trump makes GOP leaders 'cower'
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"House Republicans may still want to fly the Confederate flag and Republican leaders may cower in the shadow of Donald Trump, but the American people understand that Black Lives Matter and America is not a country that stands for racism, bigotry or hatred," Warren said at the annual Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix.
 
Trump's dramatic ascent to the top of some political polls has caught Republican leaders off-guard, especially given his controversial rhetoric about illegal immigration.
 
Last month, Trump said that some illegal immigrants are "bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

Said Warren in her speech, "Let’s say loud and clear to the Republicans: if you truly want to do something about immigration, then get out of the way, get on the right side of history and let us pass comprehensive immigration reform."