Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has yet to apologize for comments she made about the Holocaust.
As BizPac Review reports, Tlaib said on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast that thinking about the Holocaust gives her a “calming feeling”:
“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,” Tlaib 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,” she continued. “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 comment spurred tremendous outrage as people claimed the comment is not only offensive but historically inaccurate.
Politically correct culture suggest there would be an apology or a walk-back by Tlaib, but the Left is handling this situation differently.
Rather than pressure their member to apologize, Democratic leaders are saying Tlaib is the one who deserves an apology.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer plainly said, via BizPac Review: “If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context. They must stop, and they owe her an apology.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated the line in a tweet which read: “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.”
As for Tlaib, she claims critics are “twisting and turning” her words “to ignite vile attacks.”
“All of you who are trying to silence me will fail miserably. I will never allow you to take my words out of context to push your racist and hateful agenda. The truth will always win,” she said in a tweet on Sunday evening.
Tlaib doubled down on these comments when she appeared on the “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” During the interview, she said: “…you know, for me, I wanted to uplift that and bring that to light … And it was unfortunate you know, I got a text message from a friend who’s like, ‘Hey, next time, you know, really clarify. Maybe talk like a fourth grader. Because maybe the racist idiots would understand you better.’”