Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib just made the ridiculous claim that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is like past “civil rights icons” after she was condemned by both parties for her anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks and tweets.
Tlaib offered praise for Omar’s “real courage” and compared her to past “civil rights icons” in a tweet.
“@IlhanMN’s strength inspires me and so many,” Tlaib tweeted. “She is being targeted just like many civil rights icons before us who spoke out about oppressive policies. As she uplifts my Sity and other Palestinians in the name of justice and peace, she shows us real courage.”
.@IlhanMN‘s strength inspires me and so many. She is being targeted just like many civil rights icons before us who spoke out about oppressive policies. As she uplifts my Sity and other Palestinians in the name of justice and peace, she shows us real courage. https://t.co/IItiZ8nkpt
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 4, 2019
While Tlaib thinks Omar is just like Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and other civil rights leaders many on Twitter were not amused:
You literally posed for photos with a man who runs a group supporting the complete elimination of Israel. Sit down.
— Sierra Marlee (@Sierra_Marlee) March 4, 2019
You’re on the road to institutionalizing anti semitism like the Labour Party. You need to be expelled before it’s too late.
— Steven MacDonald (@macdonald_stef) March 4, 2019
I’m sick with all the victimhood crap, why can’t she just take responsibility for her actions? She wasn’t elected to represent freaking Palestinians, she was elected to represent AMERICANS in United States Congress. Americans taxpayers pay her salary NOT Palestinians.
— Maher Soliman JD (@MaherSolimanJD) March 4, 2019
— Larry Wright (@larryt700) March 4, 2019
— Don Hensley (@donniehensley67) March 4, 2019
Rep. Tlaib also, sadly, had some support:
Sis Rashid, keep up the faith . Dr King did . In due times, the truth will prevail, says G. Washigton.
— Ronald Benjamin (@Ben_awaken) March 4, 2019
Exactly! I’m grateful to finally see some Democrats coming around to question the U.S.’s unqualified support for an ever-increasingly right-wing #Israel. Please read this thread:https://t.co/QsKBF8ytat
— Mindful Majority (@MindfulMajority) March 4, 2019
Yes, many civil rights icons have been targeted, but don’t give up!! Concentrate on what’s important, climate change, gun reform, $15 min wage, healthcare, Flint, MI water & #MuellerInvest everything else is 2nd.
— KEEP THE 🌊 GOING🙋🏽♀️🏳️🌈 (@hfpnygiants) March 4, 2019
Sad that Omar, Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez are now the face of the “new” progressive Democratic party. JFK would be turning over in his grave if he could have seen this.
It’s official folks, the Democratic Party has gone batsh$t crazy!
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