After it surfaced that Donald Trump had a Muslim woman removed from his rally in South Carolina because the woman stood silently in protest in the audience, a South Carolina Representative said Donald’s move made him “sick to my stomach,” and vowed to block Trump from setting foot in the state.
“Donald Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic bigot and is not welcome in the state of South Carolina,” the proposed resolution read, echoing the words of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
King noted that many Trump supporters had probably never met a Muslim prior to Friday’s rally, and that most of their knowledge about Muslims was “what they heard on Fox News.”
“Trump plays to their fears,” the lawmaker pointed out.
In a statement, King said that he expected bipartisan support for his resolution.
“Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much in South Carolina, but most of us agree that Donald Trump is an embarrassment to our country’s political process and stands contrary to the beliefs of our Founding Fathers and the values of the United States Constitution,” the statement explained. “Why would we welcome someone to our great state when even our senior Republican U.S. senator agrees that Donald Trump is nothing more than a modern day George Wallace who preys on people’s fears and prejudices.”