UPDATE July 30, 2020: Today the White House announced that they are withdrawing Donald Trump’s racist and Islamophobic nominee for a top Pentagon job. Thank you for standing up and speaking out!
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Trump’s nominee for the third-highest position in the Department of Defense, Brigadier General Anthony Tata, has a record of offensive anti-Muslim comments, which should disqualify him from this position.
In radio interviews and now-deleted tweets, Tata has called Islam an “oppressive violent religion” and claimed that President Obama was a “terrorist leader” whose “Islamic roots” influenced the Iranian nuclear negotiations.
This religious bigotry should bar Tata from further service. Even conservative Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has expressed doubts about Tata’s qualifications based on this history. That means public pressure can make a difference in this case.
Call and email Senators Tillis and Burr and urge them to REJECT Trump’s latest hateful nominee.
Sen. Richard Burr: (202) 224-3154 – Email
Sen. Thom Tillis: (202) 224-6342 – Email
NOTE: Thom Tillis is on the Senate Armed Services Committee.