Ok folks, this is a wild one.
I’m not trying to blow this out of proportion or take anything out of context.
In fact, I’ve listened to the interview clip probably 5 times now and I still can’t for the life of me figure out what in the world she was thinking when she said this.
In a recent interview, Democrat Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said she feels a “kind of calming” when she thinks about the Holocaust.
What in the Hell are you talking about?
Listen to it for yourself:
Website Human Events reported this on the story:
Democratic Party Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has said she feels a “kind of calming” when she thinks about the Holocaust, according to her own words from a new episode of the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery.
Tlaib is interviewed by the Skullduggery podcast hosts for the first half of the program, wherein she discusses her opposition to President Trump, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
… [Tlaib] explains she gets a “kind of calming feeling” when thinking of the violent murder and extermination of six million Jews.
Asked about her position on the latter, she explains her support for a “one state solution” – a proposal also backed by terrorist faction Hamas.
While Tlaib explains she does not believe in violence like Hamas does, she explains around the 28 minute mark that she gets a “kind of calming feeling” when thinking of the violent murder and extermination of six million Jews:
“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.
“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. And 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.”
Of course the Palestinian Arabs had no intention of “creating a safe haven for Jews” in the Middle East, nor was the post-war era the first time Jewish people had been in or moved to the area.
Philip Klein explains over at the Washington Examiner:
— The Jewish presence in the area currently known as Israel dates back thousands of years, and the modern migration of Jews back there pre-dated the Holocaust by many decades, starting with the migration of Jews from Yemen in 1881.
— With the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the British government supported the establishment of a Jewish state in the area, an idea rejected by Arabs.
— In 1937, the British Peel Commission proposed a two-state solution to Jews and Arabs, which the Arabs once again rejected because they could not accept any Jewish presence in the region.
Palestinian Arabs never – to this day – “tried” to create a safe haven for Jews, as Tlaib claims.
It is not the first time the newly-minted Congresswoman from Michigan has put her foot in it regarding Israel and Jewish people.
In January she suggested members of the U.S. Congress attempting to support Israel “forgot what country they represent”. Her comments were taken as an anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” smear.
Despite consistently referring to herself as someone who acts out of love, as she did in the Skullduggery episode also, Tlaib is also famous for aggressive statements such as “impeach the motherf*cker”, which she dropped in a victory speech after the U.S. mid term elections.
And in case you think this is made up or taken out of context, Fox News confirmed the story:
House Republican leaders called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to "take action" against Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Sunday after Tlaib said that thinking about the Holocaust gave her "kind of a calming feeling."
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, made the comments while discussing the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians during an appearance on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."
"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 on the podcast's most recent episode, published Friday. "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. And, 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."
"There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance," House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said in a statement. "More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing 'calming' about that fact.
"Unfortunately, this is far from the first display of heinous anti-Semitic comments coming from Democrat House members this year, and it’s clear this is now the norm for their caucus," Scalise added. "It’s long past time for Speaker Pelosi to take swift action and make it clear that these vile comments have no place in Congress."
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Tlaib's comments were "sickening" and called on Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., "to finally take action against Representative Tlaib and other members of the Democratic caucus who are spreading vile anti-Semitism."
"All of us, regardless of party, must stand as Americans against the evil of anti-Semitism," added Cheney, the third-ranking Republican member of the House. "If the Democratic leadership continues to stand by in silence, they are enabling the spread of evil. History teaches us that anti-Semitism begins with words and becomes something far worse. Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer must act now."
Tlaib finally responded with this:
Please limit one per person! 💥