Texas: Rep to Staff: Ask Muslim Visitors to Pledge Allegiance

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has sent a letter to House Speaker Joe Straus asking whether state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, violated ethics rules by instructing her staff to ask Muslim visitors to her office to declare their allegiance to the United States.

“Our ethics question is: Has. Rep. White violated any House rules in creating such an internal office policy that is selectively being enforced to discriminate against certain religious minorities trying to meet with her or her staff?” the letter asks. “Are House members prohibited from making constituents take oaths before meeting with their elected representatives or House staff?”

Straus did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter…

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