November 17, 2016

Hirono Denounces Top Trump Surrogate’s Comments to Use Japanese American Internment as Precedent for Muslim Registry

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement in response to top Trump surrogate Carl Higbie’s remarks that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II should be used as precedent for the creation of a Muslim registry:

“The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II was a historic injustice and nothing like it should ever happen again,” said Senator Hirono. “The protection of our Constitution is not conditional; it applies to all of us. We cannot allow hate speech, racism, and anti-immigrant sentiment to become the new norm in our country, and we must continue to speak out against hate and prejudice. An inclusive and vibrant America is worth fighting for.”