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CAIR Calls on Maryland GOP to Rebuke, Discipline Rep. Andy Harris Over Attempts to Overturn Legitimate Election, Explicit Support for Trump’s Sedition

(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/7/21) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Maryland Republican Party to condemn and rebuke that state’s lone Republican Congressman Andy Harris for his attempt to overthrow a legitimate election by objecting to count electoral votes from certain states, and for his support of yesterday’s insurrection on Capitol Hill that left four people dead. 

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“Our representatives in Washington take an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution,” said CAIR’s Director in Maryland Zainab Chaudry. “Congressman Harris has disregarded the will of voters in Maryland and across the country by attempting to overturn a legitimate election and demonstrated through his behavior that he is unfit to serve in public office. We urge the Maryland Republican Party’s State Central Committee to rebuke and condemn his actions and to take appropriate disciplinary action.”

Yesterday, CAIR’s Maryland office condemned the deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill and acknowledged Maryland officials’ efforts to lend support to curb the violence. 

SEE: CAIR Condemns Violent Insurrection on Capitol Hill, Acknowledges Maryland Officials’ Efforts to Protect Democracy

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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.    

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.    


CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062,

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