OMAR ERUPTS: Rep. Omar Defends Tlaib’s ‘Holocaust’ Remark, Says Trump ‘Smearing a Muslim Woman’

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.13.19

Embattled Congresswoman Ilhan Omar defended Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s controversial comments regarding the Holocaust Monday; calling President Trump’s fierce criticism a direct attempt to “smear a Muslim woman.”

“You praised people at a neo-Nazi rally. We don’t have to imagine. This is another transparent attempt to sow division b/t minority communities and distract from your own criminal behavior by smearing a Muslim woman. No one should fall for it this time.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling when I think of the tragedy of the Holocaust, 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, has been wiped out … in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews,” said Tlaib during a recent podcast.