Two Democratic lawmakers are calling for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s resignation following a report that he threatened top officials for contradicting President Trump’s claims Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama.
Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) demanded the secretary step down in statements late Monday, saying Ross’s reported threats were “an embarrassing new low.”
“Wilbur Ross does not deserve the trust of the American people or a place in the Cabinet and he should be dismissed immediately,” Beyer wrote.
“Reporting now suggests that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross put the safety of countless Americans at risk by compromising America’s hurricane warning system just to protect the President’s ego. If these reports are true, Secretary Ross needs to take responsibility and resign,” Tonko wrote.