Rashida Tlaib just doubled down on her anti-Semitism by crossing a line that you won’t believe
Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib is in hot water after stating that she gets a calming feeling when thinking about the Holocaust.
In response, politicians on all sides of the political spectrum are demanding an apology.
But she is refusing to do so, and instead just doubled down on her anti-Semitism by crossing a line that you won’t believe.
Rep. Tlaib, along with Ilhan Omar, is one of the first Muslim Congresswoman in history.
And both of them are facing intense heat for making anti-Semitic comments.
But just when nobody thought that the horrible comments from Omar could be topped, Tlaib found something more disgusting to say:
“There’s, you know, there’s a kind of a calming feeling, I always tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land, and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence, in many ways, had been wiped out . . . all of it . . . in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews.”
Tlaib is trying to claim that she was referring to the response of Palestinians to the Holocaust, by claiming that they fought to create a safe haven for Jews.
But even if that is her point, it is far from reality.
The left-leaning anti-Trump publication Haaretz couldn’t find a single expert who agrees with Tlaib’s claim.
Prof. Benny Morris, one of the leading scholars of British Mandatory Palestine told Haaretz that Tlaib “is either completely ignorant of the history or is a deliberate liar.”
He goes on to add that Palestinians “did nothing to alleviate the suffering of the Jews at Nazi hands,” and instead added to the problem by helping prevent Jews from escaping Nazi Germany.
Despite her comments being disgusting, and completely wrong, Tlaib is refusing to back down, and is instead alluding that those who are calling her out are “racist idiots” who she needs to talk to like fourth graders.
The Washington Post:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) shared some advice Monday night that she said she received from a friend in response to the controversy over her remarks on the Holocaust: Next time, talk like a fourth-grader so “racist idiots” will understand you better.
The freshman lawmaker defended her recent remarks during an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” saying they had been twisted out of context and that she would “continue to speak truth to power.”
Republicans who have condemned Tlaib’s comments include President Trump, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.). Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, doubled down on her criticism during a Tuesday morning television appearance, calling Tlaib’s remarks “sickening.”
Tlaib isn’t even trying to apologize for her horrible comments.
She truly believes she did nothing wrong, even when people on both sides of the political aisle are calling her out.