While Democrats are rallying around Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) following her anti-Semitic, revisionist history remarks, Republicans are pointing out just how bad — and inaccurate — they actually are.
And now former vice president Dick Cheney’s daughter has flattened Tlaib with one simple Holocaust remark.
Tlaib said earlier that "There's kind of a calming feeling I always 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.”
"I mean, 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,” she continued.
Her claims of what actually happened at the time of the creation of the State of Israel around World War II were so off that even CNN took her to task.
And then Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) lit into her.
“There’s no context in which it is OK to say that a calming feeling comes over you when you think of the Holocaust,” Cheney said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “It’s sickening.”
“Then of course Rep. Tlaib went on to talk about this view of history that is based on lies, exactly the kind of anti-Semitic lies that are spread to delegitimize the state of Israel,” she continued.
“Of course the Palestinian leadership in World War II actually worked with Adolf Hitler, so it’s really gone beyond the pale with the leadership on the Democratic side in the House actually openly defending this kind of thing,” the congresswoman pointed out, also noting that Jewish people were living in the Holy Land at the time and didn’t just show up later after Palestinians created a “safe haven” for them.
Addressing Democratic leaders who have been demanding an apology from Republicans who have criticized Tlaib’s comments, Cheney fired back, “I’m sorry that there are so many anti-Semitic members of the House Democratic caucus.”
“We went yesterday from a situation where the Democratic leadership in the House had sort of been enabling this anti-Semitism by their silence,” she said. “Yesterday was different. Yesterday, we had both Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer stand up and defend those comments.”
During an interview Monday with late-night host Seth Meyers, Tlaib repeated advice a friend gave her to “maybe talk like a fourth-grader because maybe the racist idiots will understand you better.”
To that, Cheney replied, “I think most fourth-graders know what the Holocaust is, and apparently she doesn’t.”
On top of that, Palestinian and Israeli historians, quoted in Haaretz, blasted Tlaib for trying to twist history. Seth Mandel of the Washington Examiner summarized what they said in a string of tweets.