California Assemblywoman In Hot Water For Anti-Islam Tweet

CBS Los Angeles

LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA.com)  —  Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, who represents Lake Elsinore, is in hot water for a tweet that appeared to be critical of all Muslims.

After the news that American hostage Kayla Mueller was murdered by ISIS, the Republican assemblywoman (67th district) wrote:

“Gut wrenching news today. American Kayla Mueller murdered by Islamic savages. There MUST be consequences. #stand up against Islam.”

She told KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz that it’s not about the hashtags.

The last part of Melendez’ tweet didn’t go over too well with Sarah Moussa, chairwoman of the California Democratic party’s Arab-American caucus.

“It was incredibly offensive, deeply offensive and terribly unfortunately misguided,” Moussa said of the tweet.

Melendez, a Navy veteran who lives in Lake Elsinore, is now responding to her critics.

“I’m sorry that there are some here that have decided to use that tweet and make it as part of their political agenda. The tweet…

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