Democrat U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (MI) openly flaunted what many consider to be anti-Semitic views, during an interview yesterday in Detroit, with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
In 2004, Tlaib got her law degree from Cooley Law School, the same law school where Trump’s former felon lawyer, Michael Cohen received his law degree. Cooley Law School is ranked The Worst Law School in America.
On the eve of her inauguration into the United States Congress, Tlaib made headline news, when she was caught on tape telling a group of supporters that she promised her young son that when she got into office that she would “impeach the motherf**ker!” [President Trump].
In addition to having a foul mouth, Tlaib’s father claims she’s not very honest. On March 22, 2010, a stunning article in the The Detroit News Rashida Tlaib’s father admitted she lied on her 2008 election affidavit with the Wayne County Clerk. On the form, Tlaib claimed she was a resident of the city of Detroit where she was running as a Michigan State Representative. Her father, Harbi Elabed, an immigrant from Jerusalem, told reporter Charlie LeDuff that she claimed to live in Detroit, when in fact, she was living in Dearborn, MI. “She lied big-time to get elected” he told LeDuff, “She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn with her husband and boy.”
The loudmouth, Palestinian-first lawmaker from Michigan, who has been repeatedly criticized for her anti-Semitic views, met with CNN’s Jake Tapper in Detroit yesterday to discuss a number of topics, among them, were her views on BDS, Boycott Divest Sanction, a movement created to target and harm the economy of Israel.
When Jake Tapper, who is Jewish, attempted to ask her about her support for BDS, that Tapper called “an anti-Israel movement,” Tlaib clarified, “It’s criticizing the racist policies of Israel.” Tapper read a statement about support for BDS, calling it “anti-Semitic.”
Tlaib used her grandmother who’s living in the West Bank as an example, saying she “doesn’t have equality,” and is “feeling less than.” Tlaib says people are trying to discredit the anti-Semitic movement because “it is a form of freedom of speech.”
After asking her why she doesn’t boycott Saudi Arabia, he asked her if she’d boycott Egypt? “Oh, I would boycott Egypt, of course,” saying that “right now there is not a bill on the floor,” Tlaib said. Tapper pressed her, “But you keep saying you would boycott Saudi Arabia, you would boycott Egypt but you’re not.”
On the subject of whether or not Israel has the right to exist? Tlaib was asked twice, and both times she skirted the issue.
“Do you think the Jewish people have the right to a state in the area where Israel exists now?” Tapper asked.
“I truly believe the state of Israel is—it exists, correct,” she replied.
What do you think? Do you think Tlaib’s comments are anti-Semitic? Should U.S. lawmakers be attacking our number one ally in the Middle East? Share your thoughts about Rashida Tlaib in the comment section below.