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Boehner asked to denounce invites to far-right Dutch legislator
by Lauren French
Three Democratic lawmakers are calling on Speaker John Boehner to denounce invitations to a far-right Dutch legislator who is set to address some Republican members of Congress this week.
Reps. Keith Ellison, André Carson and Joe Crowley wrote a letter Tuesday asking the the Ohio Republican to criticize invitations from two members of the Republican conference to Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders — a controversial figure in Europe who has called Islam the "ideology of a retarded culture."
Wilders is invited to speak at a reception hosted by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and a second breakfast meeting hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Wednesday, Wilders' announced on his website.
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