Source: Associated Press
By SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE
JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — A heckler who interrupted a speech by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s commemoration of 400 years of American democracy is a new Muslim lawmaker from Virginia angered by the president’s race-related rhetoric.
Del. Ibraheem Samirah, a 27-year-old Democrat, held up three laminated protest signs at Trump’s appearance in Jamestown that said: “Deport Hate,” ″Reunite My Family” and “Go Back to Your Corrupted Home.”
Samirah’s brief protest came amid Democratic criticism of Trump’s policy of detaining migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the continuing backlash over remarks Trump tweeted suggesting four minority Congresswomen should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”