FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Josh Whitfield (209) 985-1784
DENHAM STATEMENT ON ASSAULT OF SURJIT MALHI
MODESTO, CA – Congressman Jeff Denham has released the following official statement regarding the assault on Surjit Malhi, chair of our Sikh’s for Denham Campaign Coalition, on July 31st, while he was placing signs for our campaign.
“Hate Crimes have no place in our society. The people responsible for this reprehensible act of hatred must be brought to justice. Surjit is a respected leader in our community and a proud American. He will continue to Chair our Sikh’s for Denham coalition. Inciting violence because of race, religion or political beliefs should never be tolerated. This is the third incident in less than two weeks where a member of my team has been a target and it must come to an end. We will continue to foster a campaign of inclusiveness and advocate for a free and civil exchange of ideas. It’s shameful that there are those out there who seek to intimidate and commit acts of violence to achieve their goals,” said Jeff Denham.
The Denham campaign was aware of this incident in real time, however did not release a statement until today out of respect for the privacy of our friend and supporter Mr. Malhi. Congressman Denham spoke to Surjit while he was in the hospital after the attack and asks anyone with any information on the attack to contact the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department.
For more information, contact Josh Whitfield at (209)-985-1784
Election day is November 6th, 2018. You can learn more about Congressman Jeff Denham and his campaign by visiting www.jeffdenham.com.