August 15, 2019

Luján Statement on Israel Decision to Bar Entry to Two U.S. Congresswomen

Nambé, N.M. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the decision by the Israeli Government to bar Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country:

“The decision to block the entry of Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib into Israel is disappointing, counterproductive, and deeply hurtful. Both congresswomen are duly elected representatives of the United States Congress.

“The statements by President Trump urging the ban were inappropriate and wrong. America and Israel share the values of Democracy and freedom, and today, President Trump fell far short of meeting those values.”

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