Rep. Marcia Fudge Visits Cleveland Mosque, Opposes 'Travel Ban'
With President Donald Trump preparing to unveil a revised travel ban on residents from seven mostly Muslim countries, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge visited a Cleveland mosque Wednesday to voice her continued opposition. From Ohio Public Radio station WKSU, Kevin Niedermier reports.
The Congresswoman told the members of the Muslim community gathered at the First Cleveland Mosque that the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. once said “silence is betrayal,” and that she will not be silent on the travel ban.
She says many of her Republican colleagues also oppose the measure, but they fear publically voicing their opinions.
Fudge: “They have a president they want to support, and for those who don’t support him, they are afraid to go against him, So, they lack right now the moral courage to stand against what they know is wrong.”
Fudge urged more members of the Muslim community to attend forums and events and publicly voice their opposition to the travel ban.
She says she rarely sees them at any of the many events she attends, and adds that getting out more would help dispel some of the fear others have of Muslims