LAWMAKER SAYS ONLY SUPPORT AMERICAN OWNED BUSINESSES

An Alabama lawmaker is under fire after making a controversial Facebook post.
District 61 Representative Alan Harper took to Facebook yesterday encouraging people to support only American owned businesses. Parts of the post read: “As you travel during the holidays or any other time, please try to shop and purchase gas and other items at American owned stores. The C stores/tobacco outlets etc. with the lights around the windows and doors are not owned by God-fearing Christians.
In large part, these store are owned by folk that send their profits back to their homeland and then in turn use these funds against our country to create turmoil, fear and in some cases death and destruction.
Please join me in making the extra effort to never support these stores. Rashan Patel and his family are originally from India, but have lived in the U.S for nearly 25 years. They own C-Mart in Northport.
They tell us Harper’s post is very offensive to them.

Patel tells us he has unsuccessfully attempted to make contact with Representative Alan Harper on the issue.
We also reached out to Harper on his facebook page where the post was made, but have not heard back.

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