Muslim Advocates Condemns Anthony Tata Pentagon Appointment

Trump Hurts Military by Bypassing Senate to Install Anti-Muslim Bigot 

Washington, DC — On Sunday evening, President Trump bypassed the Senate to appoint anti-Muslim bigot Anthony Tata to a senior role at the Pentagon just days after withdrawing Tata’s troubled nomination for a similar position. Last Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee abruptly cancelled a hearing on Tata’s nomination to be Undersecretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon after senators and civil rights groups raised serious questions about his past record of anti-Muslim, anti-Black comments. The following is a statement from Muslim Advocates Public Advocacy Director Scott Simpson:

“Anthony Tata must resign. A position of leadership for him is an insult to Muslims, to Black people, to Latinos, to the military and to us all. He risks turning the Pentagon into a nest of dangerous conspiracy theories and partisan witch hunts. He should have no place in government, whether as ‘the official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy’ or in any other position. No less than the credibility and safety of the military and the nation are at stake.”

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