February 6, 2017 2:29 PM EST

British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said on Monday that he would oppose President Donald Trump addressing Parliament during his state visit.

Bercow said he would not have supported Trump speaking in Westminster Hall before the president’s executive order on immigration was put into place. And following the imposition of the order, Bercow said he was “even more strongly opposed” to Trump speaking.

“I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons,” he said.

Read his full remarks below, as reported by The Guardian.

Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahita.gajanan@time.com.

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