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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) lashed out at Democrats — not Republicans — yesterday, in the wake of crticism leveled at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for minimizing the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, accusing Dem leadership, including Speaker of the Houes Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), of racism, and using Congressional colleagues of color as “tokens of diversity.”

Fox News reports that Tlaib “claimed in a Twitter message Saturday that she and other minority members of the party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness.”

She joined a number of Islamic activists on Twitter who were accusing Pelosi, who Tweeted that 9/11 was “sacred ground,” of not doing enough to defend Omar against what they felt were unfair attacks over comments she made that “some people did something” on September 11th.

Omar’s comments were, it seems, meant to allege that Muslims across the globe have been discriminated against and mistreated in the wake of the September 11th attacks — a point she was trying to use to justify her opposition to what she calls President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” a travel restriction that prevents travelers from countries that actively sponsor and bankroll terrorist organizations from obtaining even temporary visas to visit the United States.

The ban itself has been altered several times. The final version, which bans residents of 9 countries, 7 of which are majority Muslim, has held up under legal scrutiny (so far).

Tlaib pointed out that several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called comments criticizing Omar “incitement to violence” — a legal exception to the First Amendment’s right to freedom of speech, and a punishable crime — but that Pelosi has chosen instead to ask Trump and others to simply tone down their rhetoric.

That’s because, Tlaib, says, Pelosi and others in Democratic leadership are actively racist.

“They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse,” Tlaib wrote on social media. “However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.”

Tlaib also retweeted a post from Omar, essentially accusing Pelosi of the same, as well as a post from a “human rights activist,” who doubled down.

“More and more we’re realizing that POC [people of color] are used as props by @TheDemocrats,” Tlaib’s retweeted missive read. “When we run, we’re told to wait our turn. When we speak about our struggles, we’re told we’re angry. When we ask them to stand up for us, they say we’re being divisive.”

Pelosi’s comments on Saturday, indeed, did not defend Omar. Instead she merely asked the President not to use images of 9/11 in “political attacks,” tweeting, “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”

This isn’t the first time Pelosi has failed to rush to the defense of her more vocal, progressive colleagues. She has chastized Omar before for using anti-Semitic tropes in speeches, and accusing fellow Democrats of having “dual loyalty” to both Israel and the United States (Tlaib has also unleashed that particular smear on occasion). Pelosi also spearheaded an effort to censure Omar, which ultimately turned into a weaselly blanket condemnation of “all hate.”

Just last week. Pelosi appeared to take aim at Tlaib’s and Omar’s sister-in-arms, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), complaining that real policy cannot be made on Twitter.

This is a battle Pelosi is likely to lose.

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14 Comments

  1. John J Slavick

    April 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Oh man, can’t take it, can’t stop laughing! The Dems are starting to eat their own now that attacking the President about collusion turned out to be nothing. You just can’t make this stuff up! TRUMP 2020

  2. RK

    April 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    U BETTER WAKE THE HELL UP DEM’S U’R PARTY HAS BEEN “INFILTRATED FROM WITHIN” JUST AS THEY SAID THEY WILL DO… AND U LET THIS HAPPEN!
    SHAME ON ALL OF U ANTI-AMERICA POLITICIANS!

    • Donnella R White

      April 14, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      The Dems doesn’t give a shit. If they did they would think about what their grandkids ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH WHEN THE MUSLIMS AND ILLEGALS TAKE OVER PUT COUNTRY. I FI D IT HARD THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS SMARTENED UP AND LEFT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. THE DEMOCRATS WANTS TO KEEP AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM BECOMING SUCESSFUL. COME ON AFRICAN AMEEICANS, TIME TO WALK AWAY BEFORE WE TRUE AMERICANS WONT BE USED AS THEIR SLAVES IF WE LET THEM TAKE OVER OUR COUNTRY. #WALKAWAY

  3. Donnella R White

    April 14, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I would love to have this dumb BITCH FOR MY SLAVE.

  4. Fran

    April 14, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I told everybody we better watch this evil Muslim. Nancy and Chuckie are scared to death of these three stooges. The Democrats turned against the American people to get the Muslim vote. Now they are out of control and the traitors are panicking. Now the American people are going to have to deal with their mess. That’s because when Democrats screw up instead of trying to correct it they dig in deeper and deeper and if that means destroying our Country they will.

  5. Fran

    April 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Remember voters Democrats like these 3 Muslims don’t care about black people, Mexicans,white peoples gays transgenders, women, American families all they care about are Muslims They don’t care about people of color all they care about are their own.

  6. Ginny

    April 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    The only people listening to this Radical Palestine Hate Filled Woman are the other Radicalized Islamic Muslims Obama put on American Soil!
    We just have to worry about how long it will take for these psychopaths to organize and attack us!
    American people accept the peaceful Muslims living in America, it’s just the crazies like her that spew such hatred for us are the ones we don’t give a shit about!

  7. Kevin

    April 14, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Talib,
    American People aren’t into incest like you are, you can call this racism, but we call you Mentally Ill and Nasty Palestine Skank!
    Go spread your incestuous ideas somewhere else!

  8. Polly

    April 14, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    If you do not like it go back to a Muslim country The party of the great divide

  9. Leslie Stevenson

    April 14, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    DAH! Does that idiot think Americans want her in our Congress. Hell No we don’t her or that other skank Omar. Only there is more to it.They belong in Muslim coutries with their 3rd century bullshit. Not Here. CAIR aka 2 THE MUSLIM bROTHERHOODALO BELONGS ANYWHERE BUT HERE. hELL SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT PLACE FOR THEM,

  10. Wilson

    April 15, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Sorry dumb ass, AOC already tried that line and failed.

  11. Patriot 1951

    April 15, 2019 at 10:57 am

    And Tliab hates Jews and Israel. Talk about racism? That’s the pot calling the kettle black!

  12. Ginny

    April 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    She’s a true Nazi Communist Democrat!

  13. Sue

    April 16, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    If the Democrats think for a minute that these Muslim men and women have allegiance to America they’re as dumb as a rock. Tahlib and Omar are Muslim first and foremost. If they can destroy from within they will be yelling allah akbar in a New York second. The Democrats opened a door straight from hell.

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