In an interview with Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast over the weekend, the freshman lawmaker from Michigan who famously proclaimed of POTUS Donald Trump that she and fellow Democrats are “gonna impeach the motherf**ker” shortly after her swearing-in this year, actually took her anti-Semitism to a new height.
And one unseen before in American politics — at least since 1922, when The New York Times was shilling for Adolph Hitler and telling readers, ‘Ah, don’t worry about his anti-Semitism… It’s not as bad as it sounds!’
As The National Sentinel reported, Tlaib said in her interview that she gets all warm and fuzzy talking about the Holocaust because (insert revisionist history here) ‘her people’ — the Palestinians — allegedly went out of their way to help Jews.
“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 said.
“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,” Tlaib added.
Continuing, the Michigan Democrat said, “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.”
So, not only were Tlaib’s comments over-the-top insensitive, she had to add in some virtue-signaling with an attempt to make it appear as though — despite the fact that Hitler killed six million Jews, it was the ‘Palestinians’ who got the raw end of the deal. And never mind that Palestinians and Arabs in general have been making war against Israel ever since the Jewish state was born. (Related: House Dems reportedly FURIOUS over Rashida Tlaib’s ‘impeach the motherf**ker’ comment.)
How bad was Tlaib’s outrage? So much so that even CNN fact-checked her.
“…She said Palestinians lost land in the creation of Israel,” host John King noted. “But she ignored the fact that Palestinian leaders at the time allied themselves with Hitler. And then total war was how the Arab world reacted to the declaration of Israeli independence.”
Not only did CNN correct her, but the president of the United States singled her out — again — for her blatant, rank anti-Semitism and bigotry.
“Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?” Trump said on Twitter on May 13.
Other Republicans jumped in to not only condemn the bigotry but also to call on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to discipline one of her resident anti-Semites.
“There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise ( R-La.) said in a statement, reported Fox News. “More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing ‘calming’ about that fact.”
Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) “to finally take action against Representative Tlaib and other members of the Democratic caucus who are spreading vile anti-Semitism.”