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Rashida Tlaib Accuses Dem Leadership Of Racism, Says Pelosi Uses Minority Members As ‘Tokens Of Diversity’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) lashed out at Democrats — not Republicans — yesterday, in the wake of crticism leveled at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for minimizing the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, accusing Dem leadership, including Speaker of the Houes Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), of racism, and using Congressional colleagues of color as “tokens of diversity.”

Fox News reports that Tlaib “claimed in a Twitter message Saturday that she and other minority members of the party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness.”

She joined a number of Islamic activists on Twitter who were accusing Pelosi, who Tweeted that 9/11 was “sacred ground,” of not doing enough to defend Omar against what they felt were unfair attacks over comments she made that “some people did something” on September 11th.

Omar’s comments were, it seems, meant to allege that Muslims across the globe have been discriminated against and mistreated in the wake of the September 11th attacks — a point she was trying to use to justify her opposition to what she calls President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban,” a travel restriction that prevents travelers from countries that actively sponsor and bankroll terrorist organizations from obtaining even temporary visas to visit the United States.

The ban itself has been altered several times. The final version, which bans residents of 9 countries, 7 of which are majority Muslim, has held up under legal scrutiny (so far).

Tlaib pointed out that several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called comments criticizing Omar “incitement to violence” — a legal exception to the First Amendment’s right to freedom of speech, and a punishable crime — but that Pelosi has chosen instead to ask Trump and others to simply tone down their rhetoric.

That’s because, Tlaib, says, Pelosi and others in Democratic leadership are actively racist.

“They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse,” Tlaib wrote on social media. “However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.”

Tlaib also retweeted a post from Omar, essentially accusing Pelosi of the same, as well as a post from a “human rights activist,” who doubled down.

“More and more we’re realizing that POC [people of color] are used as props by @TheDemocrats,” Tlaib’s retweeted missive read. “When we run, we’re told to wait our turn. When we speak about our struggles, we’re told we’re angry. When we ask them to stand up for us, they say we’re being divisive.”

Pelosi’s comments on Saturday, indeed, did not defend Omar. Instead she merely asked the President not to use images of 9/11 in “political attacks,” tweeting, “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”

This isn’t the first time Pelosi has failed to rush to the defense of her more vocal, progressive colleagues. She has chastized Omar before for using anti-Semitic tropes in speeches, and accusing fellow Democrats of having “dual loyalty” to both Israel and the United States (Tlaib has also unleashed that particular smear on occasion). Pelosi also spearheaded an effort to censure Omar, which ultimately turned into a weaselly blanket condemnation of “all hate.”

Just last week. Pelosi appeared to take aim at Tlaib’s and Omar’s sister-in-arms, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), complaining that real policy cannot be made on Twitter.

This is a battle Pelosi is likely to lose.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Evangeline

    April 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    I just love to see the Dems eat each other. lol

  2. MICHAEL G YANKO

    April 14, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Obama dumped a concentration of Muslim refugees in certain areas where they could dominate the voting. Muslim extremists said that they would destroy us from within.

    Now that the wars and ISIS are winding down in the Middle East shouldn’t refugees be thinking about going home and helping rebuild their countries?

    • Sandra McDonald

      April 14, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      They will never leave. No free stuff in their home countries. They are here forever. We just need to make sure they never become the majority. Keep them out of government. JMO

    • Al

      April 15, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      We wish they would leave. They are cancers on society.

  3. Ba

    April 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Ha ha ha two pigs fighting TRUMP2020.

  4. Isabel D Sanchez

    April 14, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Who cares what the cockroaches want ! !

  5. Joanne Martin

    April 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Pelosi has lost all control of her party. These women need to be schooled in America’s government which Pelosi should have done immediately after they started running their big mouths off. Big mistake Nancy. She’s let them get the best of her.

  6. Thomas Karones

    April 14, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    By God, a Democrat who has seen thew light! Yes the Democrats use token minorities all the time. Token Blacks, token Hispanics, and now token Muslims. All to further their plan to socialize this country under their control and them put their heel on everyone. The minorities will still be minorities put even more under the control of the central government!

    • George Peters

      April 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      and she hasn’t got a headrag on her, hmmmm, playing up to american with that ploy, are we.figures no one in public will know her without it, or she would become a target.

  7. Larry

    April 15, 2019 at 12:49 am

    This muslim woman is not as dumb as she looks. I could have told her that from the beginning.

  8. Maurice

    April 15, 2019 at 3:29 am

    So they’ve finally woken up, hope the blacks do so soon as well.

    • Ron

      April 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Blexit, Blacks exiting the democratic party and it is taking off like wild fire.

  9. CharlieSeattle

    April 16, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Leftist diversity means white genocide.

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