Received this e-mail today from Khizr Khan in support of Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s (D. NM) U.S. Senate campaign:
I am a Gold Star father.
I was thrust into the spotlight when Donald Trump insulted me, my loving wife, and our fallen son.
I was reminded of that painful moment this week when Trump told four Democratic women of color to “go back” to their “crime infested” countries.
I’d walk through broken glass to rob Trump of his power and defeat his Republican Senate.
Every news outlet — even Fox News — says Democrats can defeat Mitch McConnell and win the Senate. But we must win in New Mexico to make it happen.
And I can’t think of a better way to take out McConnell’s Senate than by electing people of color like Ben Ray.So I’m asking: Will you rush in $15 to support Ben Ray’s historic candidacy and take out Mitch McConnell and his Republican Senate?I won’t mince words:Trump’s racist words are backed by racist actions.Not only did I watch him insult my wife, my fallen son, and my faith, I had to watch this president institute an illegal and racist Muslim ban.Not only did he insult congresswomen for being people of color, he’s separating babies from their families at our Southern border.I’m calling on a wave of support to rob Trump of his power.Please, answer my call with $15 before midnight to take out Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate and replace them with diverse leaders like Ben Ray. >>Thank you,Khizr Khan