Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said those who criticize the appointment of Democratic Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the Intelligence Committee because he is a Muslim are “un-American.”
Schiff, who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he has been “deeply disturbed” by the reaction by some to Carson’s appointment last week.
“I am deeply disturbed that since his appointment to the committee, Congressman Carson has been subject to vicious, anti-Muslim attacks online and in social media, questioning his loyalty to our country solely because of his faith.”
Schiff added, “These un-American and unfounded smears have no place in our national discourse and are contemptible.”
As The Hill reports, Carson is “the first-ever Muslim to sit on the panel, which is privy to many of the nation’s most closely guarded secrets.”