In an essay titled "The Wrath of Khan" published to her website on Wednesday, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter suggested the Democrats used Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan as pawns "in order to shut down a debate [about Muslim immigration] they're losing."
"Democrats find victims to make their arguments for them, pre-empting counter-argument by droning on about the suffering of their victim-spokesperson," Coulter explained. "Alternative opinions must be preceded by proof that the speaker has 'sacrificed' more than someone who lost a child, a husband, or whatever."
Khizr Khan, whose son Humayun was killed by a car bomb while serving in Iraq in 2004, spoke at last week's Democratic National Convention and offered to lend his pocket Constitution to GOP nominee Donald Trump, inciting days of backlash from Trump and his advisor-goons.
After Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S. proved in the primaries to be appealing to many Republican voters, Coulter said, "The media and political class had no choice: They had to produce a victim to make their argument, in order to block any response."
"But as long as they brought it up," she continued, "if only people who lost children in our wars may discuss public policy, then only they should vote, not only on how many more Muslim immigrants this country needs, but on all government policies."
Read Coulter's essay here.