BELLEVILLE, Ill., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic today said Donald Trump's proposal to institute a religious litmus test on allowing immigrants into the United States was against American values and hurts the fight against terrorism.
Baricevic called on Congressman Mike Bost to join other Republican presidential candidate and GOP leaders, including Dick Cheney, in condemning Trump's comments.
"From increasing our military attacks on ISIS to strengthening the visa waiver program, we absolutely need to do more to fight terrorism and protect our country. But Donald Trump's repulsive remarks play into the hands of ISIS, divides us as a country, and makes us weaker. No matter one's political party or religion, we are a stronger nation when we are united and Donald Trump plays on our worst fears—this is not what made this country great," said Baricevic.
"I call on Congressman Bost to show leadership and stand with other Republican leaders in condemning Donald Trump's hateful comments that only make us weaker in the fight against terrorism," said Baricevic.
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SOURCE C.J. Baricevic for Congress