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Rokita Calls On Rep. Carson, U.S. House To Condemn Louis Farrakhan

In an appearance Wednesday morning on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends”, Congressman Rokita called out his fellow representatives including Congressman André Carson (D-IN) for having ties to the Nation of Islam leader.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN) had introduced a resolution in the U.S. House condemning Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, for comments made against Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.

In an appearance Wednesday morning on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends”, Congressman Rokita called out his fellow representatives including Congressman André Carson (D-IN).

"There's about 10 ties [between Farrakhan and lawmakers].  Eight have had meetings.  Some have left the door open for repeated meetings like my fellow Indiana Congressman André Carson," according to Rokita.  "This is an opportunity for [Rep. Carson] to correct the record."

During a speech in Chicago in February, Farrakhan said, “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”  

In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Rep. Carson did not condemn Farrakhan's comments and said he would not rule out any additional meetings with the Nation of Islam leader.

"This resolution is a test to see whether my Democratic colleagues, if they're under fire, if they feel any kind of remorse or pressure or want to right the ship at all, they should join this resolution," says Congressman Rokita.

 

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