House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) joined Nancy Pelosi in confirming to all of America that the Democrats are endorsing anti-Semitism. It’s evidently party before principle or ethics here. Both Hoyer and Pelosi slammed Republicans for calling out Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her false and devious remarks concerning Israel, the Holocaust, and the Palestinians.
Hoyer came right out and lied: “If you read Rep. Tlaib’s comments, it is clear that President Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking them out of context. They must stop, and they owe her an apology.” Nothing was taken out of context – she is directly quoted as saying exactly what she meant.
Her comments were this:
“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.”
President Trump shredded Tlaib: “Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”
Trump was joined by Rep. Liz Cheney who tweeted, “Surely now @SpeakerPelosi & @LeaderHoyer will finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks. This must cross the line, even for them. Rashida Tlaib says thinking of the Holocaust provides her a ‘calming feeling.’” Nope – quite the opposite. They sided with an openly hostile anti-Semite.
Democrat Rep. Tlaib is being slammed for her horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust. She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people. Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2019
From The Daily Wire:
“As far as Tlaib’s narrative of the Palestinians providing a safe haven for Jews who had survived the Holocaust, as Tablet Magazine pointed out after telling the stories of some of the Jews who were survivors of the Holocaust who were murdered by Palestinians, “There were 433 more Holocaust survivors killed by Palestinians and Jordanians violently opposing the creation of a safe haven for Jews in what had historically and spiritually been their homeland. To attempt and rewrite their well-documented experiences is to victimize them yet again, an unforgivable and deeply anti-Semitic act.”
“Additionally, Tlaib’s lie that the state of Israel was only created because of the Holocaust is a vicious one; Jews have lived in the land since time immemorial, and even if there are those who cynically deny the Jews’ Biblical claim to the land, in 1917, the Balfour Declaration stated, “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
“Palestinian” prior to the 1948 War of Independence usually meant Jews; the land was only named “Palestine” by the ancient Romans to wipe out any connection to the Jewish claim to the land. As Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, noted of Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem before and during World War II, he “helped organize a Muslim Waffen SS Battalion, known as the Hanjars, that slaughtered ninety percent of Bosnia’s Jews, and were dispatched to Croatia and Hungary. The Mufti also made broadcasts to the Middle East urging Arabs and Muslims to honor Allah by implementing their own Final Solution.”
“The Democrats have now embraced the vile and overt anti-Semitism of some members of their party. The veil covering their anti-Semitism has been pulled back, and people who have any moral principles should act accordingly.”
Surely now @SpeakerPelosi & @LeaderHoyer will finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks. This must cross the line, even for them. Rashida Tlaib says thinking of the Holocaust provides her a “calming feeling” https://t.co/opUUNEol2d
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 12, 2019
Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, the Palestinian Grand Mufti at the time of World War II allied himself and the Palestinians with Adolf Hitler and helped spread anti-Semitic propaganda leading up to the Holocaust. Tlaib left out that little fact as she revised history this weekend.
Republican Whip Steve Scalise said in a statement:
There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance. 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. 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.
Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous. President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 13, 2019
“We have a situation today where those of us who are elected officials and particularly elected officials in the House of Representative where this anti-Semitism is rising within our body have an obligation to stand up and to stop it,” Liz Cheney said on “Fox & Friends.”
Following Hoyer’s demand that an apology was in order, Cheney tweeted, “I am deeply sorry for our nation that the House Democratic leadership continues to enable the anti-Semitism in their ranks.” Cheney also told Fox News, “There is just no context in which it is okay to say that a calming feeling comes over you when you think about the Holocaust. It’s sickening.” Right there with her on that point. This is simply disgusting.
Here’s @RepRashida direct quote, “There’s a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust.” And her “history” of what happened after is a fantasy based on lies spread to delegitimize the state of Israel. https://t.co/5akpUSApIE
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 13, 2019
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