Support Increases in Congress To Designate MB as Terrorist Org

Five more members of Congress have signed onto the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act, including a prominent Senator and a Democratic congressman. A dozen members have come onboard since the Clarion Project letter campaign was launched, raising the number of supporters to 67.

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The five new supporters are Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS); Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC); Rep. Gene Green (D-TX); Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Rep. Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-LA).

Sen. Roberts' name has yet to be officially posted but his office confirmed to the Clarion Project that he has signed on as a cosponsor. He brings with him significant national security gravitas, having once been the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Another Senate cosponsor, Sen. Ron Johnson, is the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.

Over 60 members of Congress are cosponsoring the bill or have voted in its favor. It now has bipartisan support and has passed the House Judiciary Committee. Four organizations representing persecuted Christians are also pushing for the bill.

The next steps are for it to come to a vote in the House of Representatives and to be approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where it is currently stalled.

Regardless of whether it passes or not, the legislation is an unprecedented opportunity to educate congressmen about the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement in terrorism. The legislation also outlines how the Brotherhood is linked to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

See below for a list of members of Congress who have endorsed the legislation, those who have declared opposition to it and those on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who have yet to take a position.

If passed, the bill would state that Congress believes that the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria of a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).

It gives the secretary of state a period of 60 days to provide a detailed report explaining whether the Brotherhood meets the standard to benamed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and why. The legislation contains a mountain of evidence in support of designation.

 

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Members Without a Stated Position on S2230

 

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

John Barrasso (R-WY)

Ben Cardin (D-MD); Ranking Member

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Bob Corker (R-TN); Chairman

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Cory Gardner (R-CO)

Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Edward Markey (D-WA)

Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Rand Paul (R-KY)

David Perdue (R-GA)

James Risch (R-ID)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Tom Udall (D-NM)

 

 

Senators in Support of the Act

 

Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Original introducer of legislation

Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

 

Ron Johnson (R-WI)

Foreign Relations Committee member

Pat Roberts (R-KS)

 

 

 

Representatives in Support of HR3892 (Cosponsors and/or Voted Yay)

 

Mike Bishop (R-MI)

Diane Black (R-TN)

Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

Ken Buck (R-CO)

Ken Calvert (R-CA)

Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Curt Clawson (R-FL)

Doug Collins (R-GA)

Charlie W. Dent (R-PA)

Ron DeSantis (R-FL)

Scott DesJerlais (R-TN)

Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)

Blake Farenthold (R-TX)

J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)

Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

Kay Granger (R-TX)

Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Bill Johnson (R-OH)

Jim Jordan (R-OH)

David P. Joyce (R-OH)

Steve King (R-IA)

Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)

Tom Marino (R-PA)

John L. Mica (R-FL)

Steven Palazzo (R-MS)

Colin C. Peterson (D-MN)

Ted Poe (R-TX)

Mike Pompeo (R-KS)

Bill Posey (R-FL)

John Ratcliffe (R-TX)

Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)

David Rouzer (R-NC)

Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)

Lamar Smith (R-TX)

Steve Stivers (R-OH)

David A. Trott (R-MI)

Mimi Walters (R-CA)

Randy Weber (R-TX)

Mike Kelly (R-PA)

Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Candice S. Miller (R-MI)

James B. Renacci (R-OH)

Daniel Webster (R-FL)

Peter J. Roskam (R-IL)

Tim Huelskamp (R-KS

Charlie J. Fleischmann (R-TN)

Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

Dave Brat (R-VA)

Todd Rokita (R-IN)

Kenny Marchant (R-TX)

Robert Pittenger (R-NC)

Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)

Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

Rep. Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)

 

 

 

Representatives Opposed to the Act

 

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico)

 

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Ryan Mauro is ClarionProject.org’s national security analyst, a fellow with Clarion Project and an adjunct professor of homeland security. Mauro is frequently interviewed on top-tier television and radio. Read more, contact or arrange a speaking engagement.