The white-haired Republican men in Congress do not know what to do with strong women. They especially do not know what to do with a strong, outspoken Muslim woman standing toe-to-toe with them. Congress is changing, whether they like it or not.
The first Muslim woman elected to Congress, Representative Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI), attackers are old white-haired men, but not all. Some of them are middle-aged men, and some are conservative women. One of them is even a septuagenarian man with the worst dyed comb-over in the world. Too bad, he has surrounded himself with yes people.
Tlaib tweeted her response to her attackers:
‘Statement on lies being spread regarding Congresswoman Tlaib’s appearance on Yahoo’s SkullDuggery Podcast.’
Over the weekend, Tlaib appeared on the podcast SkullDuggery. When its host asked the representative about her one-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, she recalled that it was her ancestors who gave the Jews fleeing the Holocaust their asylum. Still, this sentence set the Republicans’ hair on fire, according to CNN:
‘There’s a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust.’
Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) attacked Tlaib’s phrasing, too:
‘Representative Tlaib’s comments about the Holocaust are sickening. I call on Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer 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. 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.’
The former warmongering vice president, Dick Cheney’s, daughter said:
@RepRashida direct quote, “There’s a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust.” And her “history” of what happened after is a fantasy based on lies spread to delegitimize the state of Israel.’
Tlaib’s office sent out a clarification of the representative’s remarks. She accused Cheney of taking her words out of context and lying about her.
The Muslim freshman called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, calling him “the motherf***er” her first week on the hill. Democrats have been finally coming around to her point of view as a matter of doing what is right, rather than acting simply for political gain.
These are Tlaib’s full comments:
‘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,” Tlaib said on the podcast’s most recent episode, published Friday. “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.’
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