July 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Flint Twp.'s Kildee joins White House Iftar meal to break Ramadan fast

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, was expected to be among an intimate crowd at the White House Monday, attending the Iftar meal that breaks the Ramadan fast after sunset.

Kildee was one of three members of Congress invited to attend the meal, the sixth annual hosted by President Barack Obama. Others invited to the celebration were Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Rep. Keith Elilison, D-Minn. the only Muslim in Congress.

The event, held in the State Dining Room, also was attended by about 50 U.S. ambassadors, mostly from predominantly Muslim nations. Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer also was invited.

kkozlowski@detroitnews.com