U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5th District, is leading a congressional charge against Lowe’s, the home-improvement chain, for dropping its sponsorship of a reality TV show following Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. Sponsors of the show have taken heat from a conservative group in Florida.

With U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th, and 28 other members of Congress, Murphy urged the company to reconsider:

“Yes, we face threats from radical Islamic extremists, but the millions of patriotic, peace-loving Muslims living and working in America are our best defense against them, and only strengthen the fabric of our nation. We implore you to reconsider your decision and live up to your corporate ideals of diversity and inclusion and the values of tolerance and acceptance that create the foundation of our nation.”

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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