Congressman Carson spoke to The Hill’s Martin Matishak about his recent appointment, climate change, and the importance of reaching across the aisle and across cultural boundaries:
“We have to be careful not to make blanket statements on any group. I understand, when we are living in times that are trying, I understand there is a human impulse to want to do so, but history has taught us that this impulse is not a proper reaction.
What must be done, even more than that, is the law enforcement community must develop deeper relationships with the Muslim community and Sikh community, Hindu, Jewish, so on and so forth — in a way that is not transactional, in a way that is genuine. …
Building bridges with the community is the right course of action.”