Congressman Dan Kildee on Donald Trump's Proposal to Ban Muslims from Entering the U.S.


Date: Dec. 8, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after Donald Trump proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States:

"Donald Trump's call to block all Muslims from entering the United States flies in the face of the values that make our country great. His comments are offensive and un-American.

"When I think about Muslims, I think about Amir Hekmati, a Muslim-American who served the United States honorably in the Marines. Amir risked his life for our country and now is imprisoned in Iran because of his service. To think that Amir Hekmati -- a true patriot and Muslim -- would be demonized in such a way by a leading presidential candidate is disgraceful. There's no room in our country for such hateful rhetoric."