A Dying Republican Apologized to Muslims on Behalf of His Party and Donald Trump

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 22:  Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee member Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) questions witnesses during a hearing on Capitol Hill October 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. Many Republicans, including Bennett, have been critical of the Obama Administration's use of "czars" and the balance of power between the presidentially-appointed advisors and Congressional authority over those positions.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hospitalized and on his death-bed, former Republican senator Bob Bennett issued an apology to Muslims for the overt hatred coming their way from Republicans and the leader of the Republican party, Donald Trump.

Bob Bennet’s son Jim, recalled the final moments of his father’s life.

“So I was standing there with him in the hospital and out of nowhere he asked me, ‘Are there any Muslims in this hospital?'” Jim Bennett told NBC News Wednesday evening.

“I said, ‘Yes, dad, I’m sure there are.'” Jim said of the conversation, which was first reported by the Daily Beast. “And he was very emotional and said, ‘I want to go up to every single one of them and apologize, I want to go up to every single one of them and tell them how grateful I am that they are in this country and apologize on behalf of the Republican Party for Donald Trump.'”

Jim Bennett said that when he later spoke to his mother, Joyce Bennett, about the conversation, she told him that expressing a sense of inclusion for ostracized populations, especially Muslims, had become “something that he was doing quite a lot of in the last months of his life.”

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