Kevin McCarthy was present during a White House meeting to discuss protections for the Dreamers. The one where President Trump used vulgar language when referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa in general. Bakersfield is interested to hear McCarthy's response to Trump's malicious, incendiary and racist comments. I have yet to hear his condemnation of the remarks — and that makes him complicit. As an educator working hard every day to make sure that our California school districts address inequities and institutional racism, I find McCarthy's silence on this matter telling. Please, Mr. McCarthy, take a stand against racism now.

Greg Rhoten

Bakersfield