It really makes no sense why a politician would bring up the Holocaust. It never ever works out for them, no matter how innocent the intent.
Why? Well, they either don’t know what they are talking about and misstate facts and/or aren’t articulate enough and end up saying something truly idiotic.
Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is in hot water once again, this time for talking about the Holocaust and trying to attach positive feelings to the attempted extermination to an entire group of people.
“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.”
She went on to say:
“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.”
Her claim about Palestinians helping Jews create a safe haven is so wrong and outrageous that even CNN is calling her out on that fact.
CNN Fact Checks Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Comments On Israel
John King: Tlaib "ignored the fact that Palestinian leaders at the time allied themselves with Hitler and that total war is how the Arab world reacted to the declaration of Israeli independence." pic.twitter.com/mvSa7gTn4P
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 13, 2019
Of course you know how Tlaib is responding, by playing the victim.
Statement on lies being spread regarding Congresswoman Tlaib's appearance on Yahoo's SkullDuggery Podcast. pic.twitter.com/fBASeibLwV
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) May 13, 2019
It's more than just silencing a member of Congress. They are using my faith & ethnic background to promote their hate agenda that leads to more violence. The GOP has no policy agenda, and continues to enable a lawless President who doesn't care about protecting our democracy. https://t.co/AHruTwMxjd
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 13, 2019