Washington, D.C – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement on the right-wing smear campaign directed at Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), a member of the Progressive Caucus:

“Once again, Republicans are manufacturing a dangerous and xenophobic smear campaign against one of the two Muslim congresswomen in the United States House of Representatives. Make no mistake: the President of the United States and his white nationalist friends are spreading ugly and vicious lies in order to fan the flames of hate and divide our communities.

“We reject these cynical attempts to stifle the voices of women of color. The progressive movement stands united in the fight against prejudice, racism and bigotry.”