Rep. Rashida Tlaib said she feels “more Palestinian in Congress” than American.
While speaking to the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, the Democratic lawmaker stunned many with her remarks, which have led many to believe she was insulting the United States.
“But I’m more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world,” Tlaib said.
“You know myself, Ilhan [Omar], and all of us, we watch that people are policing what we say,” she told the crowd.
‘What do you mean by that Rashida? Do you condemn this?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, did you condemn that?” she added.
“Honestly, I never felt more Palestinian than I ever felt in Congress. Even in Palestine when I’m visiting my grand mom I’m more American,” she said.
Tlaib continued, “But I’m more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world. And that just tells you, just the fact that they weren’t ready for us, they really weren’t. But we were ready for this.”
Many Americans will find it pretty unsettling that an elected member of Congress said she has never felt “more Palestinian in Congress” than as an American lawmaker.
Tlaib, who became a member of Congress after winning her election in Michigan back in January, has come under fire several times for making controversial remarks.
During an interview last month on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Tlaib argued that anyone who wants a border wall also supports white supremacy.
The Michigan Democrat insanely claimed that those who support President Donald Trump’s travel ban and building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border are following the white supremacy agenda.
“The ones that stay silent and the ones that support the Muslim ban. Not only once, but twice, three times did we in this nation say to the world and to everyone in this country that Muslims don’t belong here,” Tlaib said.
“From the fact that every time we talk about a wall, it’s not about a structure, but about xenophobia, it’s about racism. It’s a symbol in so many ways of targeting brown and black people in our country.” she added.
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib says when it comes to the rise of white supremacy, President Trump needs to look at the facts and “actually listen”: "He needs to speak up and condemn this very loud and very clearly” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/zJpfnUmECO
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 17, 2019
Hours after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2018, Tlaib launched into a profanity-laced diatribe against Trump.
The Muslim lawmaker began her remarks by recalling a conversation that she had with her son.
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win,’” Tlaib said, recalling what her son told her.
“And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf**ker!” she added, with the crowd roaring with cheers.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib during her first day as a U.S. Congresswoman: “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf**ker.” pic.twitter.com/hG538ZOQlb
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 4, 2019
Another day, another outrageous comment from a far-left Democratic lawmaker.