On a recent podcast “Skullduggery,” Representative Rashida Tlaib claimed that thinking of The Holocaust gives her a calming feeling and that her ancestors lost their dignity in sacrifice for the creation of a safe Jewish state. Her statements were ignorant of her ancestors history, in which they sided with Hitler against the Jews. Jewish presence in the area predates the Holocost by over a thousand years, so it certainly was not the Palestinians who created a place for the Jews.
CNN’s John King was quick to point out the errors in Representative Tlaib’s statements. He pointed out the alliance with Hitler and the strong opposition of the creation of the Jewish state by the Palestinians. Top Republican leaders, including President Trump were quick to call out the statements.
Republican Representative Liz Cheney was also quick to call out Tlaib’s statements.
Democratic leadership was not quick to take action against the anti-Semetic statements. In fact, they spoke out in support of Representative Tlaib. Nancy Pelosi released this comment:
Leader Hoyer also supported Tlaib in his statements:
I’m not sure where Democratic leadership is coming from. Representative Tlaib specifically said that the Holocaust brings her peace and gave a historically inaccurate account of her ancestors actions. Palestinians are still anti-Israel, as is evidenced based on their recent actions firing rockets into Israel. Representative Tlaib would like you to think that this is nothing more than a smear attack by Republicans on her based on her ethnicity and faith.
Those speaking out are not attacking Rep. Tlaib for her ethnicity or her faith. We are simply calling out the anti-Semetic views for exactly what they are. Finding comfort in the murder of over 6 million Jews is disturbing, especially when you have a distorted view of your ancestors involvement. Rep. Tlaib’s ancestors hated the Jews, just as the Palestinian’s hate the Jews today. You wouldn’t fire over 600 rockets on someone you loved would you? Maybe Representative Tlaib should head over to the United States Holocaust Museum and view the pictures of the survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Maybe she can find comfort among the sickening pictures of those who were actually attacked for their ethnicity and faith.