U.S. Rep. John Conyers apologized Thursday for Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic remarks made during a speech the Nation of Islam leader gave in Detroit last week.
“During this speech, Minister Farrakhan made unacceptable racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic statements, which I condemn in the strongest possible terms,” Conyers said in a statement Thursday.
“It was my expectation that Minister Farrakhan’s speech would focus on the many challenges facing the city of Detroit. In previous days he had discussed efforts to revitalize our city by purchasing property and investing in blighted neighborhoods. Regrettably, he used this opportunity to promote views that have no place in civilized discourse.”
Conyers, D-Detroit, attended Farrakhan’s speech Friday at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit.
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