When discussing the Holocaust over the weekend, Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said: “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.”
Are we really going to stand by while a sitting Congresswoman uses the word “calming” when discussing the tragic deaths of the Holocaust? In her quote, she elevates her own ancestry above the tragedy committed against the Jewish people. Tlaib claims that her comments are being twisted out of her intention, but these words were unclear and poorly chosen in the least. Tlaib claims she is the victim in this scenario, but it begs the question of whether she was purposefully unclear in an effort to signal a dog-whistle for groups of people against Israel.
President Trump called the comments ‘horrible’ and ‘highly insensitive,’ meanwhile, Israel’s ambassador to the UN said Tlaib’s words were both ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘ignorant.’
Tlaib’s gross misunderstanding of history and the issues facing the Jewish people joins a litany of comments made from Democratic members of the House this year against the Jewish people and Israel. It’s unacceptable for comments like these to be said by elected officials of our country. Discrimination and anti-Semitism cannot be tolerated in our nation, but most definitely not in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
Tell Speaker Nancy Pelosi to remove this Anti-Semitic woman from Congress!