Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s Statement on False GOP Attacks

May 13, 2019
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Press Release Banner - United States Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib  - Serving Michgan's 13th Congressional District

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released the following statement regarding President Trump’s tweet and the GOP’s false attacks against her:

“The Holocaust was a horrific persecution of Jewish people and should be remembered as such, nothing short of that. While I conveyed these sentiments during Yahoo’s Skullduggery’s Podcast, it’s shameful that right-wing extremists and GOP leadership, including President Trump, have twisted and misconstrued my words to spread falsehoods rooted in hate.

“Trump has doubled down on his party’s use of the Holocaust to score political points. Instead of recognizing that the accusations against me are false and that my words have been blatantly misconstrued, Trump has once again used his platform to incite hate and violence based on lies.

“This is yet another attempt by the administration and the GOP to try to distract from their horrible policies, lawless acts, and actual anti-Semitic rhetoric. The Republican Party does not have a plan to fix the country’s crumbling infrastructure, they are working to strip healthcare from those with pre-existing conditions, and they are pushing an agenda that is extremist and not what Americans want.

“Anti-Semitism has no place in our society and any effort to try to sow hate and divisiveness into our political discourse must be stopped immediately in its tracks. Hate and violence will not move this country forward. Only inclusive leadership and confronting the truth about the growing white nationalist movement in our country will move us forward. Unfortunately, we are not seeing it from President Trump nor his Republican Party.”

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