WATCH: Rep. Rashida Tlaib with her remarks on Holocaust and Israel
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. 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. 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.
First off, REALLY girl? Palestinians lost everything to “help” the Jews, and that’s why the Holocaust gives you a “calming” feeling?
This isn’t even historically accurate.
According to Mediaite:
The comments drew a furious response from Tlaib’s Republican colleagues in the House, including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), as well as President Donald Trump, who accused Tlaib of having “tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.”
Now Pelosi is demanding Republicans APOLOGIZE to her.
No, I’m not kidding.
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
We’ve gone completely off the deep end, haven’t we?