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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Krishnamoorthi On Israel’s Decision To Deny Members Of Congress Entry At President Trump’s Urging

August 16, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Krishnamoorthi released the following statement today in response to Israel's decision to deny Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar entry:

“President Trump’s decision to inject his domestic political priorities into American foreign policy through urging Israel to refuse entry to Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib is outrageous and unacceptable. Israel has made a serious mistake in following President Trump’s wishes and refusing to admit Members of the United States Congress to enter the country. I strongly urge the government of Israel to allow Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib to continue with their previously planned visits.”