WASHINGTON – In the wake of Vice President Joe Biden’s reported nomination of Avril Haines as National Security Advisor, MPower Change’s Organizing Director, Ishraq Ali, released the following statement:
“The Muslim vote was a key part of this historic election — and U.S. Muslim voters deserve to be treated like any other prospective voter bloc.
The news that Joe Biden is nominating Avril Haines as National Security Advisor is cause for concern for American Muslims who’d hoped for a progressive approach from the Biden administration. Haines’ record — from her participation in the Obama-era drone strike program, to redacting the Senate torture report, to promoting torture advocate Gina Haspel — is deeply troubling.
We have a much bolder and more just vision of liberation for our communities in the U.S. and abroad than the Obama-era status quo. And we can’t and won’t settle for anything less.”