Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 comments: “She does speak the truth.” Then she suggests that those who are criticizing Omar are racist.
Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib told NBC News: “They do this all the time to us, especially women of color. They do that. They take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth. We speak truth to power.”
“My sister Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights. She has always, always condemned any kind of strategy, especially of a person that is directly impacted by being a refugee herself. She sees what terrorism can do. She sees what violence can do to a whole country, to a whole people.”
It’s so easy to justify anything once you throw down the victim card.
Omar delivered the keynote speech at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on March 23. A video from the event was uncovered weeks later where Omar was shown urging Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.” Omar faced massive backlash after a part of the speech surfaced where she described the Sept. 11 attacks as merely an event where “some people did something.”
Speaking truth to power?! You guys have lost your minds!! Some people did something….ummm, I’d love for you to defend you “sister” to the survivors who lost their loved ones due to “some people”!! They’re called TERRORISTS!! Evil humans. Wtf is wrong with u
— finster (@finster99830514) April 11, 2019
She can’t speak in clear sentences because she is nervously making it up as she goes and the race card is her only card. She forgets that 911 killed Americans of many races but the American people stand as one.
— Raul Roy Rivera -Jesus & Guitars (@RaulRoyRivera3) April 11, 2019