Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is pushing back against criticism over her decision to introduce a religious leader at an event who reportedly supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"Like any MP, I engage with a diverse array of individuals, stakeholders and groups in my community-many of them I don't agree with. I recently attended a community event with more than 500 community members and introduced a constituent of mine," Khalid tweeted Tuesday.
"We've never discussed his views on international affairs. I'm proud that our gov't has forcefully condemned the Assad regime and I too condemn in the strongest of terms the recent chemical attacks. I've worked hard on these issues in my subcommittee on international human rights," she added on Twitter, without naming the individual in question.