Tlaib says Trump, GOP, twisting her Holocaust remarks

Democratic US congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib before Election Day in Michigan 2018

Democratic US congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib before Election Day in Michigan 2018

Left-leaning outlet CNN issued a fact check on controversial comments made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over the weekend, reporting that the congresswoman attempted to revise history with her assertion that Palestinians helped create a safe haven for Jews after the Holocaust.

"If you read Rep. @RashidaTlaib's comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context". But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away, right?

In the wake of the backlash, Tlaib has accused her critics of "trying to silence" her and advance a "racist and hateful agenda".

Trump on Monday seized on the controversy and criticized Tlaib, the nation's first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress, for her remarks. Let me tell you. "More than 6 million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing "calming" about that fact".

At Tlaib's Washington, D.C., office after her swearing-in on January 3, a Palestinian-American comedian stuck a post-it note with "Palestine" over the Middle East on a large map in the congresswoman's new office, BuzzFeed News reported.

McCampbell pushed back Monday against the criticism of Tlaib's comments and elaborated on what he says the congresswoman was trying to convey. "Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?".

The Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, joined with congressional Republicans and conservative pundits to condemn Tlaib's remarks, which the congresswoman said Monday they have taken out of context on objective. She then discussed her Palestinian ancestors and the founding of the state of Israel, saying that she was "humbled by the fact that it was my ancestors that had to suffer" to create a safe haven for Jewish people.

Notably, just hours after she was sworn in as a newly elected MI representative, Tlaib demanded Trump's impeachment - and her use of an expletive while doing so drew widespread condemnation.

The ZOA had said: "She calls Israel a "racist country" on the basis of the lie that Israel discriminates against those "darker skinned, ' supports the destruction of Israel in favor of an Arab-dominated state ("It has to be one state"), 'absolutely" backs withholding USA aid from Israel, and openly supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which is committed to global ostracism and weakening of Israel with a view to its eventual elimination". Bullies don't win". She replied, "Baby, they don't.

"Surely now @SpeakerPelosi & @LeaderHoyer will finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks. This must cross the line, even for them", Cheney wrote.

"It's deeply insulting to the victims of the Holocaust for Republicans to use this historical atrocity to attack those who are now targeted by white supremacists and nationalists", he said.

In an interview on the podcast "Skullduggery", the Palestinian-American lawmaker said she felt a "calming feeling" when she thinks about the Holocaust-a genocide that saw about 6 million Jews killed.

"All of us, regardless of party, must stand as Americans against the evil of anti-Semitism", Cheney (Republica, Wyoming) said in a statement.

Earlier Tlaib earned fame by ranting against Donald Trump at an event for the political action group MoveOn, near Capitol Hill, on her first day in Congress. Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, opposed all immigration of Jews, and during World War II campaigned against the arrival of Jewish refugees.