UPDATE: Rashida Tlaib says ‘They forgot what country they represent’ tweet referred to senators, not Jews

JANUARY 8, 2019

Below is a report that DML News gives a 4 OUT OF 4 STARS trustworthiness rating. We base this rating on the following criteria:

  • Provides named sources
  • Reported by more than one notable outlet
  • Does not insert opinion or leading words
  • Includes supporting video, direct statements, or photos

Click here to read more about our rating system.

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by WASHINGTONTIMES.COM:

After her obscenity-laced tirade at President Trump, Rep. Rashida Tlaib has touched off another uproar, this time over anti-Semitism.

The Michigan Democrat, one of the two first Muslim women to serve in Congress, said Monday that she was referring to U.S. senators, not Jews, when she tweeted, “They forgot what country they represent.”

The article goes on to state the following:

She was widely condemned for the language, which critics described as a common anti-Semitic trope, in her tweet against GOP-sponsored Middle East legislation that included protections for state and localities that sever ties with companies boycotting Israel.

“They forgot what country they represent,” tweeted Ms. Tlaib on Sunday. “This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away.”

Her comment met with a fierce backlash from Israel supporters, led by Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, who accused her of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes about the “dual loyalty” of American Jews to the United States and Israel.

 

 

 

To get more information about this article, please visit WASHINGTONTIMES.COM. To weigh in, leave a comment below.

3 Comments

  1. Douglas Schmitt January 8th, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    You are the one who forgot what country you are supposed to represent, your not in some goat screwing Muslim country

    Reply

  2. SHIRLEY BLANCHARD January 8th, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Too late, you lost respect when you allowed your son to watch you demean the President of the United States!!

    Reply

  3. PH January 9th, 2019 at 12:31 am

    BS!!

    Reply

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *