House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding that Republicans apologize to Rep. Rashida Tlaib for reacting to her horrid comments about the holocaust.
Pelosi took to Twitter on Monday and defended the Michigan lawmaker after Tlaib said over the weekend that thinking about the holocaust gives her a “calming feeling.”
“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,” Pelosi wrote.
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
During her interview on Yahoo’s podcast called “Skullduggery,”Tlaib said the Holocaust — where millions of innocent people were murdered — gives her a “calming feeling” because her Palestinian ancestors provided a “safe haven” for Jewish victims of the tragedy.
“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,” she added.
Tlaib continued, “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.”
Pelosi thinks President Donald Trump and Republicans owe Tlaib an apology for reacting to her abhorrent comments, which makes absolutely no sense at all.
Tlaib became a member of Congress in January, and has already found herself in hot water countless times.
Last month, 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.
Before that, Tlaib argued that anyone who wants a border wall also supports white supremacy.
“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. The fact that we continue to stay silent is what’s going to make us as a country less safe,” she added.
Hours after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2018, Tlaib launched into a profanity-laced diatribe against President Donald Trump and voted “impeach the motherf**ker.”