DNC Chair Encourages Dems to Invite Muslims to State of the Union to Rebuke Trump
The head of the Democratic National Committee is encouraging party members in Congress to invite Muslim-Americans to President Obama‘s State of the Union next month as a rebuke to Donald Trump.
And no, based on Politico‘s reporting, they don’t specifically say it’s a rebuke to Trump himself, but it’s pretty strongly implied in some of the language they use.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Keith Ellison (one of two Muslims in Congress) wrote a joint letter to House Democrats saying that inviting Muslims to the State of the Union sends a message that “we will not be intimidated by fear into discrimination.”
They say, “There could be no stronger expression of support for our American values than sending this message of solidarity through the extension of this invitation.”
And without mentioning Trump directly, Wasserman Schultz and Ellison refer to “leading political figures [who] have made offensive and outrageous suggestions that we should create a national registry of all people of one particular faith and that we should prevent any person of that faith from even entering this great country.”
Trump has dominated the headlines with his calls for a Muslim entry ban, but Ellison and fellow Muslim congressman Andre Carson have been scrutinized by one of their fellow members of Congress for not denouncing Sharia law.
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