Rep. Virgil Goode’s “letter to constituents,”:http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/goode-letter/ in which he urged new immigration policies to keep Muslims out of the U.S., is drawing more criticism by the day.
Goode wrote: “I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America.”
Democrats, of course, are taking the Virginia Republican on. But now the “Council on American-Islamic Relations”:http://www.cair.com/ is calling on state and national Republican leaders to repudiate his position. You have to figure that GOP leaders will have to say something.
They are unlikely to endorse anti-Muslim immigration policies. By staying quiet, they appear to be doing so. I would expect party leaders or even the White House to gently distance the party from Goode’s letter.