Modal close

Hi there,

This week, Democracy Now! is celebrating our 22nd birthday. Since our first show in February 1996, our daily news hour has brought you fearless journalism and hard-hitting news you can trust--all without ads or corporate underwriting. How is this possible? Only with your support. In fact, if everyone reading this gave just $4, it would cover our operating expenses for the whole year. Right now, a generous donor will TRIPLE every donation, meaning your gift today will go three times as far. Pretty amazing, right? Please do your part. Take a moment to give right now for our 22nd birthday.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns over Racist, Homophobic Comments

HeadlineJan 19, 2018
H higbie

Back in the United States, President Trump’s appointee to the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs has resigned, after CNN aired a series of comments he made disparaging women, Muslims, blacks, immigrants, gays, lesbians and trans people. Carl Higbie is heard in remarks to radio shows—as recently as 2016—saying black people suffer from “lax morality” and that they “think that breeding is a form of employment.” Higbie is also heard saying that U.S. citizens should have the right to shoot migrants “in the face” at the U.S.-Mexico border. Higbie led the pro-Trump Great America PAC and served as a surrogate for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, when he defended Trump’s proposed registry of Muslims by citing World War II Japanese-American internment camps.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop