Sikh leader, eyeing GOP top post, says being attacked over her religion

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Dhillon, 54, a former California Republican Party Co-Chair, is contesting against powerful Ronna McDaniel for the position..reports Asian Lite News

Indian-American attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who is running for Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman, has alleged that she is facing bigoted attacks from her fellow party leaders because of her Sikh faith, media reported.

However, she asserted that she will not give up the race for the party’s top post, Press Trust of India reported.

“To be very clear, no amount of threats to me or my team, or bigoted attacks on my faith traceable directly to associates of the chair, will deter me from advancing positive change at the RNC, which includes new standards of accountability, transparency, integrity, and decency,” Dhillon said in a series of tweets.

Dhillon, 54, a former California Republican Party Co-Chair, is contesting against powerful Ronna McDaniel for the position, it was reported.

“Threats incoming today. One of Ronna’s state chair supporters responded to my message about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by threatening me with consequences if I didn’t make the “annoying” text messages from voters stop (no one on my team has asked anyone to text members),” she said.

“Another person on my team got a threatening call from a $$$ RNC consultant for raising questions about RNC’s highest-paid vendors. Message delivered was that my supporter would never work on a certain presidential campaign or for RNC if they didn’t shut up,” she tweeted.

The RNC Chairperson election is set to take place on January 27.

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