Edwin Meese takes on Geller and Gaffney (VIDEO)
Yesterday, Meese explained to NewsMax TV why he chose to endorse Ramadan and how the hate campaign against Muslims goes against American values. Meese says he supported Ramadan because he’s a ‘fine man’ who ‘thought very much in terms of political lines the same way I do.’
Gaffney, Geller, Spencer and others’ attacks on Ramadan didn’t deter Meese because he saw them as a ‘fringe group’ accusing Ramadan of ‘…not being totally an American or being an Islamist or somehow not being worthy of running for office.’ The attacks strengthened Meese’s conviction in helping Ramadan’s candidacy. ‘I felt that this was an unfair attack and persisted in my support of him because of that,’ said Meese.
Meese says his exposure to the ‘fringe group’ that attacked Ramadan concerns him because ‘I think it’s always serious when any American is disparaged […] solely because of their religion or their background when there’s no basis for it.’
It’s heartening to see conservatives begin to speak out against the forces of intolerance within their camp; hopefully, Meese will find more allies than opponents among fellow Republicans.