Andre Carson envisions 30-35 muslims in Congress by 2030
During the reception, Congressman Andre Carson stated that he hopes to see 30-35 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.
Before Carson spoke of his hopes to have more muslims in Congress, Carson referred to the current muslim members of Congress as 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 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 was first elected to Congress in 2008, making him the second muslim Congressman in the U.S. following Kieth Ellison, who was elected in 2007.
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