Statement from Keith Ellison for Attorney General on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling

VIDEO: Keith Ellison speaks at CAIR Minnesota news conference to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling

MINNESOTA – Keith Ellison today released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban. Ellison joined CAIR Minnesota at a news conference earlier today to respond to this ruling, alongside Executive Director Jaylani Hussein and concerned members of the community. Video of Ellison’s remarks at that news conference is available here.
 
“This decision, made possible by the Trump-appointed majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, is an affront to the values we hold as Minnesotans and Americans, and will be remembered as a mark of shame on our nation’s history. This unjust ruling lends legitimacy to the Islamophobia and scapegoating that has come to define so much of the Trump Administration. 
 
“It has never been more important for us to defend our democracy and fight for an America that respects our shared humanity. As Minnesota’s next Attorney General, I will hold the Trump Administration accountable, and fight back against any attack on the rights and freedoms of Minnesotans.”
 

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