CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON TRUMP SUPPORTER’S REPREHENSIBLE COMMENTS ON JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNMENT

November 17, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after Trump supporter Carl Higbie cited the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans as precedent for creating a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.

“The comments made by Trump supporter Carl Higbie concerning Japanese-American internment are reprehensible.  The internment of Japanese-Americans is one of the darkest moments in our nation’s history and should not be used as a model for action by the federal government, as Mr. Higbie suggests. President-elect Trump not only needs to immediately condemn Mr. Higbie’s remarks, he also must repudiate the idea of a ‘Muslim registry’, which is a bigoted idea espoused by presidential transition advisor Kris Kobach. President-elect Trump must demonstrate that he is the President for every American, not just the alt-right.”

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