Andre Carson, 1st Muslim on House Intelligence panel: ‘I love keeping people safe’

By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rep. Andre Carson, the first self-declared Muslim to be appointed to the House Intelligence Committee, said he’s aware of some of the suspicious eyes cast his way, but that he doesn’t let it interfere with his work — that he “loves helping people,” he said.

The Indiana Democrat, in an interview with The Hill, said that he’s heard from Republicans, pastors and other political and religious leaders and that most wish him well on his service. But he also said that past allegations of his ties to radical organizations — including a check received from the Council of American-Islamic relations — still shadows

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