Reuters tweeted a video today, that celebrated the “religious diversity” of the newest members of the 116th U.S. Congress.
Along with the video, Reuters tweeted:
See members of Congress as they’re sworn in, featuring a record number of women and Latin Americans in the House and more religious diversity.
ICYMI: See members of Congress as they’re sworn in, featuring a record number of women and Latin Americans in the House and more religious diversity https://t.co/GrloQn5HkH via @ReutersPictures pic.twitter.com/OQliPuRgW4
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 5, 2019
In their video, Reuters incorrectly identified Freshman Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) as ‘the first Palestinian-American.”
The four-term U.S. Congressman, Justin Amash (R-MI), blasted Reuters for their tweet, that incorrectly celebrates the foul-mouthed lawmaker as the “First Palestinian-American”.
Republican U.S. Congressman Justin Amash asked:
Do news organizations not fact check anymore?
I’m a Palestinian-American, and I’ve served in Congress for several years.
Here are two tweets about it from just the past few months: https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1049664767537889282?s=21 …
Do news organizations not fact check anymore? I’m a Palestinian-American, and I’ve served in Congress for several years.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 5, 2019
Here are the two tweets Amash referenced in his response to the Reuters article. The first one is a photo of Amash’s father’s Christian family who immigrated to the U.S. from “Palestine.”
My dad (center) and his family came to the United States as Palestinian Christian refugees 62 years ago this day, thanks to the compassion and generosity of their sponsors, Rev. and Mrs. Ralph Wagoner. Americans are blessed to live in a country where liberty and charity abound. pic.twitter.com/NSLMsg70kN
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) October 9, 2018
His next tweet thanked the Wagoner family for sponsoring and aiding his family so they could begin a new and wonderful life in America.
I’m thankful for the Wagoner family, who sponsored and aided my father’s family, Palestinian Christian refugees, to begin a new and wonderful life in America.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) November 22, 2018
Amash also tweeted that his mother is Syrian, another “fact” that Reuters missed.
I should add that my mother is Syrian! I’m proud of my heritage on both sides, though I more often have mentioned my father’s background because he was a refugee.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 5, 2019
Reuters wasn’t the only pro-Democrat cheerleader celebrating the swearing-in of the “first Palestinian-American” to the US House of Representatives. The other newly elected, Democrat, Muslim Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, who Reuters celebrated with their tweet, also incorrectly identified Rep. Tlaib as the first Palestinian-American Congresswoman.
Omar is filling the seat of the disgraced Minnesota Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D), who was recently removed from his post as the vice chair at the DNC after credible domestic abuse accusations were made against him. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, turned political rock star, was allegedly married to her brother, who she later divorced. She is also known for openly tweeting about her hatred for Israel.
The #116thCongress has SO much to be proud of:
✅1st Somali-American + Refugee
✅1st Muslim women (@RashidaTlaib & I)
✅1st Indigenous women
✅Youngest (28) @AOC
✅Record 100+ women
✅Largest ever Black (55), Hispanic (37), & Progressive (98) caucuses
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2019
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) who is the son of a father from “Palestine” as well as a mother who is Syrian, most likely didn’t made Omar’s list because of the “R” behind his name.
Diversity only counts if you’re a Democrat.
Omar’s friend, and fellow Muslim, who she campaigned with during the midterm elections, found herself in some hot water less than 24-hours into her first day in office. Michigan’s first Muslim Congresswoman was caught on video telling a MoveOn.org audience, that during a discussion about President Trump with her young son, she told him not to worry, because: “We’re gonna impeach the motherf–ker!”
Jon Levine of “The Wrap,” tweeted a video showing the disgusting, classless, new US Congresswoman addressing her followers at the MoveOn event. Tlaib’s followers cheered wildly to her vulgar comment.
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that Trump impeachment coming
“We’re going to go in and impeach the motherfucker” pic.twitter.com/oQJYqR78IA
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 4, 2019
President Trump and many Democrat lawmakers condemned Tlaib and her behavior that they called “unbecoming” of the office.
When asked about her comments, Trump’s response summed up how most of America felt: “I thought her comments were disgraceful. I think she dishonored herself and I think she’s dishonored her family. Using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there, I thought it was highly disrespectful to the USA.”
Tlaib doubled down on her vulgar remarks, refusing to apologize, tweeting that she was #unapolageticallyMe.
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
When the media caught up with Tlaib yesterday, it was a completely different story. The Palestinian activist is not quite as brave in public as she is when she’s hiding behind a keyboard. Watch the video below, as the “unapologetic” Congresswoman runs scared when journalists ask her about her vulgar remarks.
After victoriously shouting to a cheering audience that she will "impeach the motherfucker" Trump, Rep. Rashida Tlaib *literally* runs scared from reporters asking her if she stands by the comments.
She's new here so does not know where to go – lol
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 4, 2019
Time will tell what kinds of issues Rep. Tlaib will push while in office. As a Michigan resident, I’d be willing to bet money that Michigan residents just elected a Palestinian activist who very likely will put Michigan behind her rock throwing relatives on the West Bank.
What do you think about Tlaib? Should Michigan residents care about her disgusting debut that embarrassed the good citizens of Michigan and even Democrat lawmakers in her own party?
We’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.