Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Democrats are defending Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s vile comments she made about the Holocaust on a “Skullduggery” podcast where she said that thinking about the Holocaust gives her a “calming feeling.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tweeted, “If you read Rep.
@RashidaTlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context. They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”
If you read Rep. @RashidaTlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context. They must stop, and they owe her an apology.
— Steny Hoyer (@LeaderHoyer) May 13, 2019
We owe HER an apology? Give me a freaking break!
“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.
“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.”
BLAH, BLAH BLAH.
It’s no secret that she hates Jews just like Omar and her claims are historically inaccurate.
Molly Prince at The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Tlaib received massive blowback for both using the word “calming” when describing her feelings toward the Holocaust, as well as incorrectly stating that Palestinians provided a “safe haven” for the Jewish people. In reality, Palestinians massacred Jews during the Holocaust and started a revolt against the British to prevent Jews from entering. Arab factions allied with the Nazis during World War II.
Trump responded on Twitter:
“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”
Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2019
“Surely now [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Majority Leader Steny Hoyer] will finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks,” Cheney said on Sunday. “This must cross the line, even for them. Rashida Tlaib says thinking of the Holocaust provides her a ‘calming feeling.’”
After Hoyer released a statement defending Tlaib, Cheney responded that she is “deeply sorry for our nation that the House Democratic leadership continues to enable the anti-Semitism in their ranks.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also slammed House Democrats for not reigning in the growing anti-Semitism within their caucus.
“The latest comments by Rep. Tlaib are ugly and disturbing. But sadly, they represent a consistent position of anti-Semitism and anti-Israel. Worse, the Democrat leadership continues to tolerate this hate-filled and anti-Semitic rhetoric,” McCarthy told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Allowing this destructive language to continue unchecked goes directly against American ideals. It is time Democrat leaders finally take a stand in denouncing these vile statements.”
Both Tlaib and Omar are supporters of the movement to Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Israel (BDS), which has ties to Palestinian terror organizations such as Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
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