Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) made history when, earlier this year, she became one of the first Native American representatives elected to the United States Congress.
But Haland's work had only begun from there. Since her election, she's been serving on the Committee for Armed Services and the Committee for Natural Resources.
She hasn't been shy in her criticisms against President Donald Trump either.
She recently reminded her constituents this recently when discussing Trump's efforts to end DACA, which protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children.
Haaland said of the campaign to end the program:
"With respect to the racism that we've seen coming out of the White House, I think it will die – the racism part will die when the racist leaves the White House."
She later reiterated the sentiment on Twitter.
There's no beating around the bush: President Trump is a racist. https://t.co/G1lLIwzKFL— Deb Haaland (@Deb Haaland) 1574813104.0
Trump has made his racist views known since the 70s when his real estate company was forced to settle a lawsuit for refusing to sell units to people of color. Trump also took out a full page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty of five Black and Brown teenagers, known then as the Central Park Five, who were accused of brutally raping a woman in Central Park. As their new name suggests, the Exonerated Five were later exonerated, but Trump has never issued an apology.
Then, let's not forget, the endless bigotry and fear of others he's stoked since his campaign, frequently referring to black women as animals and immigrants as rapists and criminals.
People agreed with Haaland's assessment.
@Deb4CongressNM Can confirm.— PupperMum (@PupperMum) 1574813259.0
@Deb4CongressNM I agree 100%.— Patricia (@Patricia) 1574813309.0
@Deb4CongressNM Thank you for speaking truth in the face of power. You are a hero.— DRGNLDY (@DRGNLDY) 1574815626.0
@Deb4CongressNM Thank you for continuing to speak the truth, Deb. So proud to have you representing our swath of NM!— Stephanie Cottrell (@Stephanie Cottrell) 1574823691.0
@Deb4CongressNM I agree @Deb4CongressNM. Being a Native Sister & your experiences & on the last campaign is real. He's a racist sociopath.— WhiteBuffaloMedicine (@WhiteBuffaloMedicine) 1574841996.0
@RepDebHaaland We agree— Indivisible_NobHill (@Indivisible_NobHill) 1574568562.0
@RepDebHaaland @Indivisible_NH The administration is run by known racists Miller, Trump, and Bannon.— Indivisible St.Louis (@Indivisible St.Louis) 1574568771.0
Trump frequently repeats a famous mantra of racists everywhere: "I am the least racist person there is anywhere in the world."