MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic National Committee deputy chairman and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison calls it “an outrage” that President Donald Trump hasn’t condemned the bombing of a Bloomington mosque.

The FBI is investigating the Saturday morning explosion at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center. The bombing happened just before morning prayers and caused extensive damages but did not injure anyone.

Ellison represents the area and is the nation’s first Muslim elected to Congress. He issued a statement through the national party Wednesday joining the chorus of Democrats calling on Trump to label the bombing a terrorist attack.

Ellison also condemned Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka’s comments about the explosion. Gorka suggested during an interview on MSNBC that the president had not addressed it because it may have been a hoax orchestrated by Democrats.

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Comments (8)
  1. Tim Neumann says:

    Get a grip Ellison, Trump’s concern over North Korea far outweighs some call to condemn a local media sensationalized event, even before the fact are all in. Dummycrats just keep stumping for votes by pretending to care.

  2. Maybe Ellison should let the FBI figure out what happened before making statements.

  3. Evidence on what happened, very little. Assumptions on what happened, too much.

  4. Daniel Field says:

    I call on Ellison to condemn the actions of the woman in his district who left her 3 kids home alone while she went to the bar and they perished in a fire. Instead he appeared on TV with her begging for compassion for her and the investigation was dropped with no explanation shortly after. Really Keith? Don’t pretend law and order matter to you. Don’t pretend that justice for monsters who endanger others matter to you. Your inconsistency is glaring. You’re an awful human being.

  5. Bob Walz Jr. says:

    Maybe President Trump should wait until the Democrats say “Radical Islamist Terrorists”.
    BTW…..Maybe investigate the Muslims, it could be an inside job just to stir up sympathy!!!

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