FYI — Wanted you to have this for your coverage of Israel caving to Trump in an unprecedented move to block members of Congress from entering the country. CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess released the following statement in support of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib:
“Donald Trump just used a foreign nation to try to score cheap political points for his base against two of the strongest progressive voices in the House,” said CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess. “It’s clear that Trump cares more about stoking Islamophobia and playing petty partisan games than standing up for American citizens — let alone members of Congress — in international relations.
“Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib represent a direct threat to Trump’s presidency by consistently calling out his unlawful actions and refusing to back down when he threatens them. They are bold leaders and the future of the Democratic Party — every Democrat should stand with them by publicly opposing this decision and Israel should allow Reps. Omar and Tlaib to enter the country as previously promised before Trump’s Twitter tirade.”
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of millions of activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.