Kevin McCarthy kept his word.
I want to be perfectly clear: This political stunt is a personal one — the result of years of xenophobic, Islamophobic, and racist attacks that started the moment I was elected.
The far-right have spent millions of dollars in campaign ads against our movement stoking fear and division, and a constant stream of hateful and violent rhetoric has led to hundreds of death threats against me and my family.
Now, in their latest move, they’ve attempted to silence my voice and begin undoing the incredible progress our movement has helped make both at home and abroad.
I’m here to tell you that’s not going to happen.
My commitment to justice for all people across the globe — no matter their race, religion, nationality, or anything else — does not begin or end with a committee assignment.
The simple truth is that McCarthy’s actions to remove me from the Foreign Affairs Committee does absolutely nothing to address the issues our constituents deal with at home, or to promote the well-being of people around the world.
What it does is further enable his party’s hatred and corruption, and promote fear and violence against Somali-Americans, Muslims, immigrants, and anyone else who shares my identity all across the country.
Nobody — not Kevin McCarthy, not the Republican Party, not the billionaires who fund them — will ever stop me in my fight for a more equitable, just, and peaceful world.
From tirelessly advocating for policies like a Green New Deal and Medicare for All at home, to standing up against violence and injustice worldwide, I promise that nothing will stand in the way of me doing what the people of Minnesota’s 5th district elected me to do.
Thank you, as always, for being a part of our fight.
We already know that these attacks are just beginning, which is why it’s so important that our progressive movement stays united, and is ready and able to fight back. So please:
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