Statement on Congresswoman Omar’s Work to End Trump’s Muslim Ban
Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement on Representative Ilhan Omar’s co-sponsorship of a bill to stop President Trump’s Muslim ban.
“I applaud Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for co-sponsoring a bill to end President Donald Trumps’ bigoted Muslim ban. The United States of America was founded on religious tolerance, and the bill Rep. Omar is championing is in keeping with that oldest and proudest of American traditions. Those values of inclusiveness and openness remain at the very core of who we are as a country, and DFLers will always hold those values sacred.
“I would also like to commend Congresswoman Omar for continuing to do the work that Minnesotans sent her to Congress to do. Despite the numerous death threats and absurd attacks she has faced, she continues to forge on. We will disagree on issues, that is the nature of democracy, but those disagreements should never descend into hate, Islamaphobia, or acts of violence.”