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Via Washington Examiner:

Congress’s first Muslim member, Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and nine other Democrats are inviting Muslim guests to Tuesday’s State of the Union address to combat the anti-Muslim rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the electorate.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said she’s helping to organize the effort because “leading political figures have made offensive and outrageous suggestions that we should create a national registry of all people of one particular faith and that we should prevent any person of that faith from even entering this great country.”

Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., said Thursday he would follow suit to “show solidarity with the American-Muslim community at a time of escalating bigotry and discrimination.”

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