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Rep. Amash Faces Pro-Trump Challenger After Impeachment Remarks

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) faces a pro-Trump primary challenger after tweeting over the weekend that the president has “engaged in impeachable conduct.”

Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower was quick to criticize Amash and announced his run for Congress today.

WWMT reports that Lower released a statement saying, “I am a Pro-Trump, Pro-Life, Pro-Jobs, Pro-2nd Amendment, Pro-Family Values Republican. Amash has not only failed to support President Trump as the President works to make the United States stronger and safer, he has now united with radical liberals like Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) to try and bring down our President. He must be replaced and I am going to do it.”

**LISTEN: Dan discusses GOP Rep. Justin Amash’s outrageous calls for President Trump’s impeachment**

On Saturday, Amash made headlines as the first Republican Congressman to call for Trump’s impeachment.

He tweeted:

“Here are my principal conclusions:

1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.”

On Sunday, President Trump responded to Amash, calling him a “total lightweight.”

He wrote, “Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy. If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, “composed” by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump….”

AUDIO: Rep. Tlaib Says Thinking of Holocaust Gives Her “Calming Feeling”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said she gets a “kind of calming feeling” when thinking about the Holocaust in a recent interview with Yahoo News’ podcast Skullduggery.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I 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, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” said Tlaib.

She continued, “And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”

As Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner points out, Tlaib’s comments are riddled with historical inaccuracies, including:

— With the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British government supported the establishment of a Jewish state in the area, an idea rejected by Arabs.

— In 1937, the British Peel Commission proposed a two-state solution to Jews and Arabs, which the Arabs once again rejected because they could not accept any Jewish presence in the region.

During World War II, the Palestinian leader at the time, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, met with Adolf Hitler and allied with the Nazis. As the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum recounts, “al-Husayni collaborated with the German and Italian governments by broadcasting pro-Axis, anti-British, and anti-Jewish propaganda via radio to the Arab world…”

Republican lawmakers have expressed their outrage at Tlaib’s comments.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) called Tlaib’s comments “twisted and disgusting.”

“More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing ‘calming’ about that fact,” he said.

“Unfortunately, this is far from the first display of heinous anti-Semitic comments coming from Democrat House members this year, and it’s clear this is now the norm for their caucus. It’s long past time for Speaker Pelosi to take swift action and make it clear that these vile comments have no place in Congress,” he continued.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) called on Democrat leaders “to finally take action against Representative Tlaib and other members of the Democratic caucus who are spreading vile anti-Semitism.”

“All of us, regardless of party, must stand as Americans against the evil of anti-Semitism,” the congresswoman said.  “If the Democratic leadership continues to stand by in silence, they are enabling the spread of evil. History teaches us that anti-Semitism begins with words and becomes something far worse. Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer must act now.”

Tlaib repsonded to her critics yesterday, claiming her words were being twisted and policed.

“Policing my words, twisting & turning them to ignite vile attacks on me will not work. All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably. I will never allow you to take my words out of context to push your racist and hateful agenda. The truth will always win,” she wrote on Twitter.

Omar Wonders: Did George Bush Downplay 9/11 Attacks, Too?

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continued to defend her disgraceful comments about 9/11 by citing George W. Bush’s famous bullhorn speech days after the terror attacks.

Taking to Twitter today, the controversial congresswoman quoted President Bush who said on September 14, 2001, “The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

“Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar wondered on the social media platform. “What if he was a Muslim” she wrote.

https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1116683819476750337

Omar has come under fire for a recent speech she gave at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) where she said that the group was founded “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

The congresswoman’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the lawmaker for her dismissive remarks.

**LISTEN: Dan discusses the latest explosive revelations from Rep. Devin Nunes**

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that the conservative backlash from Omar’s comments have created an “incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

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.”