Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in a statement Friday criticized President Donald Trump’s comments in the Oval Office in which he decried immigrants from “shithole” countries coming to the United States.

“As President Trump continues to make outrageous and outright racist statements, all those who disagree have a responsibility to speak out,” she said. “Referring to African nations and Haiti in derogatory, demeaning, and vulgar terms is absolutely unacceptable. The President’s remarks are disgraceful and in no way reflect our American values of inclusion and acceptance.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also responded on Twitter, posting the Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty.

Trump has offered a vague denial of the exchange, but it was confirmed by Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin.