On Thursday evening, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) hosted a Community Congressional Reception for the 3 muslim congresspeople, Andre Carson, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
During the reception, Congressman Carson compared Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, himself, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to superheroes.
Voters across the country showed up and showed out. They did so much that they elected our brother, Superman Keith Ellison, to be attorney general. Yeah. They left Batman and I felt all alone. And then all of a sudden I looked in the sky and saw Wonder Woman come out of nowhere. And then I looked on the other side and I saw Storm from the X-Men come out of nowhere. And we’ve got firepower in Congress.
Carson went onto praise Rashida Tlaib, saying:
We’ve got sister Rashida [Tlaib] in the House, and she’s tough. She’s the kind of sister you take to a debate with scholars with you, because she’ll rock the house. She’s also the kind of sister you take with you if you’re about to get jumped, because she’ll fight too. That sister’s tough. Love her dearly.
Carson then stated that he hopes to see over 30 muslims in Congress by 2030.
It’s more than just about having three Muslims in Congress. I think symbolically it has great value, but I won’t rest until 2020 we have five more members of Congress, 2022 and 24, we have 10 more Muslims in Congress. In 2030 we may have about 30-35 Muslims in Congress.
Carson starts speaking at 8:40 in the video below: