Omar and Tlaib React to Talk of Expanded Travel Ban, Accuse Trump of Discrimination

Progressive “squad” members Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) both reacted angrily to talk of the White House considering a dramatic expansion of the current travel ban.

Per AP, It’s unclear exactly how many countries would be included in the expansion if it proceeds, but two of the people said that seven countries — a majority of them Muslim — would be added to the list. The most recent iteration of the ban includes restrictions on five majority-Muslim nations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well as Venezuela and North Korea.

Ihan Omar tweeted:

What do 5 out of 7 of these countries have in common?

They are Muslim-majority countries the President already tried to ban.

We need to pass the immediately to stop this madness.

Rashida Tlaib tweeted:

No more waiting. Too many Muslims have been intentionally targeted, discriminated against, separated from their families and denied opportunities solely based on their faith. Straight up racism!

Pass @MuslimAdvocates

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