Elverson, PA – Today, the campaign spokesman of Congressman Jim Gerlach was quoted making racial comments about Manan Trivedi in The Hill newspaper.
“The only one who has played the race card here is him, by going to Indian-American groups to raise money,” said Campbell.
["Indian-American candidates concerned about racial intolerance," The Hill, 09/03/2010]
In response, Manan Trivedi released the following statement:
“These are hardworking American who pay their taxes and contribute to society. Congressman Gerlach’s campaign is saying that somehow they aren’t good enough to participate in our democracy. Like many Americans I am so proud of my heritage and grateful for all of the support I’ve received and believe absolutely no one, for any reason, should ever feel shut out of the democratic process.”
Manan Trivedi is the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. He is a primary care physician, a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, and an Iraq War veteran from Berks County.