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Tlaib Blames Islamophobic Democrats for Strong Reaction to Omar’s Anti-Semitism

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) blamed Islamophobic Democrats for their strong reaction against Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent anti-Semitic comments.

In an interview with The Circus released Sunday, host Alex Wagner asked Tlaib, “Why do you think people in your own party reacted so strongly against what [Omar] said?”

“You know, I’m trying to figure it out. It’s just this past week, I feel, and I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party,” she responded. “And I know that’s hard for people to hear, but there’s only been four members of Congress that are of Muslim faith. Three of them currently serve in this institution. More of us need to get elected, but more of us need to understand as we come into this institution that I have a lot of work to do with my colleagues.”

“So, you think Democrats have some Islamophobia and that’s at the root at some of this consternation?” asked Wagner.”

“I think our country’s struggling with it,” said Tlaib.

Omar has come under fire in recent months for multiple anti-Semitic statements.

Most recently, she said that politicians who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

Last month, she said that Israeli advocacy group AIPAC paid off lawmakers for their support.

In 2012, Omar tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Tlaib Botches Trump Impeachment Statement: “Oh My God, What is the Expression?”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) botched a recent announcement where she said she plans to file articles of impeachment against President Trump.

As CNSNews points out, while speaking with protesters outside of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office yesterday, Tlaib appeared lost for words when trying to explain the process.

“Later on this month, I will be joining folks and advocates across the country to file the impeachment, um, ah, um, oh, my God, what is the expression?

“The resolution – I’m sorry, I’m not in the Michigan legislature, ah, impeachment resolution to start the impeachment proceedings.”

Tlaib has been obsessing over impeaching Trump ever since she was sworn into office.

The congresswoman made headlines in January after she went on an expletive-laden rant vowing to impeach the president.

“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.’”

Trump Associate Issues Scathing Response After Congresswoman Calls her a “Prop”

Trump associate Lynne Patton, who supported the President at yesterday’s congressional hearing with Michael Cohen, issued a scathing statement after a Democratic Congresswoman called her a “prop.”

Patton was invited to the hearing as Congressman Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) guest to counter Cohen’s claim that Trump was “racist.”

“She says that as a daughter of a man born in Birmingham, Alabama, that there is no way that she would work for an individual who was racist,” Meadows told Cohen.

LISTEN: Dan breaks down the disastrous Michael Cohen hearing on Capitol Hill. 

Later during the hearing, Tlaib said, “Just to make a note, Mr. Chairman: Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist and it is insensitive that some would even say – the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.”

Meadows fired back, “My nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that,” he said. “And, to indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who has worked for him, who knows this particular individual, that she’s coming in to be a prop? It’s racist to suggest that I ask her to come in here for that reason.”

Patton released a statement on Instagram and blasted Tlaib:

“Today a race card was played. But not by Congressman Mark Meadows. But rather by those on the House Oversight Committee who sadly placed more credence on the word of a self-confessed convicted perjurer, than that of a highly-educated black woman who rose up the ranks of one of the most recognized global real-estate companies in the world, spoke before 25 million people at the Republican National Convention and now successfully oversees the largest HUD program office in the country. That is not the resume of a prop.”

Watch the heated exchange between Tlaib and Meadows:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will Only Apologize for “Distraction” Caused by Profane Anti-Trump Rant

Newly-elected Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said she will only apologize for causing a “distraction” with her profanity-laced rant threatening to impeach President Trump.

Last week, at a MoveOn event near Capitol Hill,  Tlaib was caught on camera saying, “People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.’”

Yesterday, Tlaib described her comments from last week as a learning experience, according to NBC.

When asked if she had any regrets about her comments, the congresswoman replied, “What I can tell you is I am a person that is authentically me.  I’m very passionate about fighting for all of us, and the use of that language, you know, was a teachable moment for me.

“And I understand I am a member of Congress, and I don’t want anything that I do or say distract us. And that’s the only thing I will apologize for, is that it was a distraction,” she continued.

Tlaib is the first Palestinian American elected to Congress and one of two Muslim women sworn in to the 116th Congress.

Tlaib’s comments drew criticism from some in her own party, with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) apologizing to “all Americans” for her “horrible” language.

Speaking with Fox News host Neil Cavuto last week, Manchin said, “To act like that is just awful and to speak like that is even more deplorable. I am so sorry. I want to apologize to all Americans, any sitting congressperson — there’s 535 of us there, 100 senators and 435 congresspeople. We should have better manners than that, I assure you.”

Tlaib’s anti-Trump comments, as Fox News pointed out, came after the Detroit Free Press published her op-ed last week which called for President Trump’s impeachment:

“President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country,” Tlaib wrote. “Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now.”

 

 

Newly Elected Dem Rep Goes on Profanity-Laced Rant Threatening to Impeach Trump

Hours after being sworn into office, newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI) went on a profane rant threatening to impeach President Trump.

“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er,’” said Tlaib at a MoveOn event near Capitol Hill.

Tlaib is the first Palestinian American elected to Congress and one of two Muslim women sworn in to the 116th Congress.

Tlaib’s comments, as Fox News points out, come after the Detroit Free Press published her op-ed which called for President Trump’s impeachment:

“President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country,” Tlaib wrote. “Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now.”

Tlaib wasn’t the only Democrat focused on impeachment yesterday.

In a desperate attempt to thwart the president’s agenda, Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman (CA) filed articles of impeachment against Trump..

Sherman accused the president of obstructing justice for firing disgraced, leaking FBI Director James Comey and intimidating Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Sherman’s move prompted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to call out his colleague, writing on Twitter, “We knew they couldn’t help themselves. Rep. Sherman files articles of impeachment on the President. Dems are more focused on stopping Trump than building the Wall and helping the country.”