The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix condemns Scottsdale councilman Guy Phillips’ utterly inappropriate use of the phrase “I can’t breathe” on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

The councilman’s words were insensitive and callous, and appear to be deliberately mocking the dying words of Eric Garner, George Floyd, and other Black men killed while in police custody.

We call on Councilman Phillips to publicly apologize for his unbecoming remarks.