Anti-Muslim Hate Group Plays Host to Trump Advisers, GOP Lawmakers
Members of Congress and advisers to GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke at a conference hosted by the anti-Muslim “extremist” organization known as ACT for America during its annual gathering this week in Washington, D.C.
Among those who spoke at the event were Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Republican Reps. Mike Pompeo (KS), Pete Roskam (IL), Lou Barletta (PA), Marsha Blackburn (TN), Jeff Duncan (SC), Brian Babin (TX), Scott Perry (PA), Louie Gohmert (TX), and Peter King (NY), according to the Center for New Community, an organization that monitors and works to counteract organized bigotry.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has deemed ACT for America a hate group. ACT for America boasts “the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in America, claiming 280,000 members and over 1,000 chapters,” and works “to advance anti-Muslim legislation at the local and federal level while flooding the American public with wild hate speech demonizing Muslims,” according to the SPLC’s profile of the group.