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
When she isn’t making disgusting comments about the Holocaust, Democrat Rashida Tlaib is:— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 13, 2019
*calling for a boycott of Israel
*defending anti-Semitic comments from Ilhan Omar
*posing in photos with pro-Hezbollah activists
Tlaib says “We speak truth!”
I call it hate.
Surely now @SpeakerPelosi? & ?@LeaderHoyer? will finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks. This must cross the line, even for them. Rashida Tlaib says thinking of the Holocaust provides her a “calming feeling” https://t.co/opUUNEol2d— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 12, 2019
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.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 13, 2019
“Republicans characterized Tlaib’s use of the phrase “calming feeling” as referring to the Holocaust itself, even though she said that was not what she meant. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who is also in GOP leadership, called her remarks “disgusting” and “sickening.”
“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” Trump said in a tweet. “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?”
“Congressional Republicans have ramped up their public focus on Israel to try to exacerbate divisions in the Democratic Party over the issue. Progressives critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians are increasingly at odds with other, more pro-Israel Democrats. …”
I like how Republicans just take for granted that their own voters aren’t divided on “capitalism vs. socialism” or regime change in Iran and Venezuela or the MIGA agenda.
The point that Rashida Tlaib was making about the Holocaust wasn’t even remotely anti-Semitic. She was simply observing that Israel was created for humanitarian reasons after the Holocaust and that has a calming effect on her rage about the Palestinians being colonized as a result. Presumably, she would be even angrier about the situation if the Jews had not suffered a great tragedy.