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Top House Democrats have defended Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib Monday.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claimed Tlaib is owed an apology after members of the GOP criticized her for comments she made about the Holocaust over the weekend.

“If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context,” Hoyer said, according to The Hill. “They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”

Speaker Pelosi echoed Hoyer’s sentiment on Twitter Monday afternoon.

This most recent comment from Tlaib to spark outrage came during her appearance on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast on Saturday.

She stated:

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. 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.

The accuracy of Tlaib’s comments — or lack thereof — specifically in regard to Arabs providing a “safe haven” for Jews led to criticism.

Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the Palestinian Grand Mufti at the time of World War II was friendly with Adolf Hitler and helped spread anti-Semitic propaganda leading up to the Holocaust.

“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people.”

This was not the first time Trump has been critical of Tlaib for comments she made. The night following her swearing-in ceremony, Tlaib was taped telling supporters she would work to “impeach the motherf**ker.” At a press conference the next day, Trump claimed that she “dishonored herself and I think she’s dishonored her family.”

Republican Whip Steve Scalise said in a statement:

There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance. More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing ‘calming’ about that fact. Unfortunately, this is far from the first display of heinous anti-Semitic comments coming from Democrat House members this year, and it’s clear this is now the norm for their caucus. It’s long past time for Speaker Pelosi to take swift action and make it clear that these vile comments have no place in Congress.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney of Wyoming tweeted on Sunday, “Surely now @SpeakerPelosi⁩ & ⁦@LeaderHoyer⁩ will finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks. This must cross the line, even for them. Rashida Tlaib says thinking of the Holocaust provides her a ‘calming feeling.’”

Following Hoyer’s demand that an apology was in order, Cheney tweeted, “I am deeply sorry for our nation that the House Democratic leadership continues to enable the anti-Semitism in their ranks.”

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26 Comments

  1. Mari Brenner

    May 14, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Steny & Wacko, STHU and remove this trashy-mouthed traitor!! Most of us have ancestors who came from other countries!! We don’t put those countries ahead of America where we were born!! Get this traitor out of our govt. and end her big filthy-mouthed attitude!!

    • SUZANNE

      May 15, 2019 at 10:55 am

      AMEN THESE PERSONS GET TO THIS COUNTRY OR ARE HERE BY VIRTUE OF THEIR BIRTH AND HATE THE VERY COUNTRY THAT GIVES THEM MORE FREEDOM THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD…WHAT DID THIS “NOTHING ” SAY ABOUT TRUMP WE WILL GET THE MOTHERFUCKER OUT” LETS SEE TO IT SHE DOESN’T GET REELECTED.

  2. Linda

    May 14, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Nancy, just keep on digging that ‘2020 election loss hole’ deeper and deeper.

    • ltrail

      May 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

      The Democrat Party is the Party that just keeps on giving and giving. Lol. Trump in 2020.

  3. Bryant

    May 14, 2019 at 12:30 am

    How ridiculous that Nancy Pelosi tell Americans that we should apologize to Rashida Tlaib for her disgusting remarks she made against Israel, by saying it was calming to her to know that six million Jewish people were killed during the Holocoust! I am furious! She has no business being in OUR Politics! The Democrats are losing their minds by allowing hateful people like her to be part of the American process!

    • Jule Ray Westcott

      May 14, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Nancy wack job Pelosi has lost her power, the young girls are the bosses now.

  4. olecap

    May 14, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Someone needs to take control of lugubrious remarks issued by obvious anti-American REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR GOVERNMENT…!!!

  5. ingmar

    May 14, 2019 at 1:47 am

    The Dems leaders are powerless to address or control Tlaib or Ilhan. It’s damned if you do and damned if you don’t. These two antisemites know that this rhetoric plays well at home, and well get the more and more votes – because their district is filled with more peas from the same pod.

  6. Judy Campo

    May 14, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Both bitches needs to go ASAP!

  7. Judy Campo

    May 14, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Both bitches need to go ASAP!

  8. Bill Peters

    May 14, 2019 at 5:25 am

    That old biddy has lost what little mind she had left. Time for her to retire to a rubber room.

  9. Nita Kennedy

    May 14, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I don’t know what the heck is going on, but with freaking muslims, traitors like this idiot there should be a way for the president to remove them from the positions they should never have been in to begin with and should be in jail. I hope all you stupid ignorant lowlifes thst put them in the positions should go straight to jail because you are all traitors just like this trash! Drop dead all of you. Just pieces of ___ you can figure it out!

  10. Ray

    May 14, 2019 at 7:00 am

    They are always defending this racist saying her words are takin out of context. Why doesn’t she just stop saying racist comments

  11. Liz

    May 14, 2019 at 7:12 am

    There is no way to put this in any context that makes it ok. It’s just hateful and wrong! If anyone is owed an apology it is the American people for Dems allowing this bullshit to continue.

    • ltrail

      May 14, 2019 at 11:56 am

      I wish there was an easier way for me to give your comment a “UP” vote.

  12. Shari Early

    May 14, 2019 at 7:56 am

    And they’ll wonder why they’ll lose elections. Then again Democrats were responsible for the KKK so I’m not surprised they’re supporting terrorist supporting members.

  13. J Walker

    May 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Democrats have NO PLATFORM
    They inspire HATE, racism, diversion and anti-Trump b.s.
    ’cause they are going DOWN!
    It’s called Washington Cleansing of the corrupt and
    evil politicians that should have been done ‘decades’ ago.
    Hoping Trump ‘exposes’ them all.

  14. RAY SAY

    May 14, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Seems like Pelosi is a Pathetic Puppet, controlled by CAIR

  15. Gayle

    May 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

    All I know every person of Jewish decent should never vote for any Jew hating demo-rats!! Trump 2020!!

  16. Marlitt Arnouville

    May 14, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Hey Pelosi keep defending your crazy upstarts who are against the Constitution, it’s going to be another lost election for you Dems come 2020

  17. Vicky Cunningham

    May 14, 2019 at 8:52 am

    you Should never talk about the Jews.

  18. abolishliberalism

    May 14, 2019 at 9:56 am

    dont you just love how these Dems finally have their own “Trump” that they have to keep on explaining to the rest of us what they meant by their Tweets and comments? (Just like we do when the dems twist Trumps Tweets and comments around to make him look bad!) The difference is though, the democrats tweet unmistakable racist and Anti Semitic tweets… even a baby can see that they mean exactly what they said!!

  19. Fred Hinkle

    May 14, 2019 at 10:16 am

    just more dumbass retorick from people who get paid to do absolutly nothing

  20. Bill

    May 14, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Let us not ever forget that nutty Nancy is the same LUNATIC who vetted Oblameverybodyelse as being eligible to hold office, fully knowing that he was not! She is the same LUNATIC that blabbered again, calling Obamacare “Beautiful.” She should be in a padded cell, NOT holding office, especially the top office in our House of Representatives!!!

  21. james gould

    May 14, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Any Dem. supporter should be very concerned, the leadership is shameful!

  22. SEB

    May 14, 2019 at 11:50 am

    “Ditto” to all of the above comments! I couldn’t have said anything better than these folks comments!!

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