Muslim Congressman Gets Death Threat After Trump’s “Ban All Muslims” Statement

andre carsonThe same day the leader of the Republican party, and current Republican presidential leader, Donald Trump, proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States, even Muslims born in America and those overseas fighting in America’s wars, one of the only two Muslims in Congress called Trump’s comment “asinine.” That same day, the congressman, Rep. Andre Carson, received a death threat.

Rep. Andre Carson, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, denounced Trump’s comments, saying, “Today, Donald Trump once again proved he lacks the judgement to serve as Commander in Chief of this great nation. It is unbelievable that a candidate for President of the United States has made such an asinine comment.”

Carson’s office said the Congressman received the death threat and it was immediately forwarded on to Capitol Police.