A Muslim lawmaker is blaming the “toxic environment” created by Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Islam for a death threat he received Monday.
Indiana Rep. André Carson said threats of violence against Muslims can be linked to Trump's “demagoguery.” Carson is a practicing Muslim and the first person of that faith to serve on the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
“I just received a death threat yesterday in my own office, and it’s largely in part to this toxic environment,” Carson said on CNN on Tuesday.
He added, “what concerns me is you have the demagoguery taking place from people who are seeking to become president of the United States. You have other politicians who are joining the bandwagon and who are fanning the flames of bigotry.”