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Hot Mic Picks Up Pelosi Encouraging Congressman to ‘Tell Them You’re a Muslim’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was heard on a hot mic at a protest Monday night encouraging a fellow congressman to tell the crowd he is a Muslim.

Congressional Democrats spoke in front of the Supreme Court building in protest of President Trump's executive order that temporarily halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, including an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees entering the county.

Among the speakers was Rep. Andre Carson (D., Ind.), who Pelosi introduced as a "Muslim member of Congress."

"Greetings from the great state of Indiana. I'm Congressman Andre Carson!" he said to cheers.

"Tell them you're a Muslim," Pelosi muttered to him from his right. "Tell them you're a Muslim."

"Not only do I represent Indiana's seventh congressional district very proudly, but I happen to be a Muslim and a former police officer," Carson said.