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Rep. Keith Ellison on GOP Healthcare Plan, Bill Targeting Muslims & Philando Castille

https://democracynow.org - As Senate Republicans unveil their latest healthcare bill, they face opposition within their own party as well as sustained grassroots resistance to their plans. Eleven interfaith leaders, including the North Carolina NAACP president, Reverend William Barber, were arrested Thursday outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in the latest series of demonstrations, We go to Capitol Hill to speak with Minnesota Democratic Congressmember Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee. Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress, also discusses today’s vote on a controversial proposal by Arizona Republican Congressmember Trent Franks that calls for identifying "Islamic religious doctrines, concepts or schools of thought" that could be used by terrorist groups, and the $3 million settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of Philando Castile.


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