WASHINGTON (ABC4 News) – Utah Representative Rob Bishop (R) is being asked to resign after claiming he is a victim of genocide.
“For many people who live in the West, but also in rural and urban areas, the ideas behind the Green New Deal are tantamount to genocide,” he said during a news conference in DC.
The Ute Indian Tribe’s business committee says Bishop’s “poor me” attitude is “typical bully behavior.”
The tribe is not happy that Bishop is now “painting himself as a victim” after what they say is years of attacking their tribal lands.
The tribe says Bishop has nothing left to do but complain and say he has “reached a new low.”
The committee says if he can’t take his job seriously he should just resign.
The Ute Tribe says the “theft of Indian lands, cutting a tribe’s cultural, spiritual and economic ties to its land and resources, is well known as an act of genocide against Indian tribes.”