Here is the minority leader’s full statement:
“The Holy Month of Ramadan is a sacred time for peaceful study and contemplation, an opportunity for spiritual renewal and a call for leading lives of greater compassion and generosity. This month is also a special occasion of joy, festivity and celebration with loved ones.
“Ramadan reminds us of the rich diversity of our nation, and of the many contributions that Muslims have made to our country as public servants, members of our Armed Services, scholars, artists, athletes and engaged citizens. This month recalls our founding creed – ‘E Pluribus Unum’ – and reaffirms the fundamental truth that in our nation’s diversity, we find strength.
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“As we begin this blessed month, millions are observing Ramadan under the scourges of war, poverty and persecution. At home, the dangerous, discriminatory Muslim and refugee ban slams the door in Muslims’ faces and dishonors our deepest values as a nation.