GOP senator defends Dem challenger who was attacked for being Muslim
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) encouraged one of his Democratic challengers Tuesday night following reports that she had faced a stream of hateful comments for being Muslim.
“Hang in there [Deedra Abboud]. Sorry you have to put up with this. Lots of wonderful people across AZ. You’ll find them,” Flake tweeted.
Hang in there @deedra2018. Sorry you have to put up with this. Lots of wonderful people across AZ. You’ll find them. https://t.co/uVfLaAfVV2
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 19, 2017
Abboud, who is running in the Democratic primary for Flake’s seat in 2018, has faced a barrage of hateful comments about being Muslim.
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