Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s comments on Friday’s podcast “Skullduggery” continue to haunt the halls of the Capitol. As we reported yesterday, Republicans have asked for Democratic leadership to denounce Tlaib’s comments but they have a different idea. Instead, prominent Democrats are actually defending Tlaib and asking for an apology from the Republicans.
Tlaib, who is one of two Muslim women in Congress, said during the podcast “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…”
How are the Democrats responding to the antisemitic leaning statement? They want an apology of course, but an apology from Republicans for taking the Democrat from Michigan’s comments out of context. Reported in The Hill, “House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is asking for an apology from the Republicans hammering Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over her recent comments on Israel and the Holocaust.” The Hill went on to say “Hoyer said the Republicans, Including President Trump, are twisting Tlaib’s words in criticizing them as anti-Semitic. ‘If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context,’ Hoyer said in a brief email. ‘They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”
Just hours later, Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined in on the apology demand train and tweeted “Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous, President @RealDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.”
Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous. President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 13, 2019
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