Controversial Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib refused to publicly back Joe Biden for President Thursday; saying she’s “focused” on her re-election as her political opponent gains ground.
“He hasn’t directly called me or anything, but no,” Tlaib told Newsweek magazine about a Biden backing.
“Right now I’m focused on my election, my constituents and my residents,” she added.
“Residents come up to me and say, ‘Rashida, I don’t know. I hear Joe Biden this, Joe Biden that’,” she said.
“If the ultimate goal is to get rid of Donald Trump, that doesn’t have to involve me actually endorsing Biden,” she added. “My constituents don’t need to be bogged down in, ‘Is he the best candidate?’ That’s not what you have to convince my residents.”
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NANCY'S NIGHTMARE: Liberal Candidates 'DUMP PELOSI' Ahead of 2018 Midterms
A growing chorus of liberal legislators are walking away from Nancy Pelosi ahead of the 2018 midterm elections; raising serious questions over the political future of Pelosi should Democrats retake control of Congress this fall.
“Democratic congressional candidates are revolting against Nancy Pelosi in even bigger numbers, amid fears that her grip on power could hurt the party’s chances in the midterms and hold back its next generation of leaders,” writes Fox News. “The list of candidates refusing to support the California Democrat for speaker — or refusing to state their position — has steadily grown, though estimates vary.”
One Democratic candidate who recently won a primary in Michigan refused to answer questions surrounding Pelosi’s future.
“Probably not. That’s my answer, no. Probably not,” said Rashida Tlaib. “For me, I need someone that, again, is connected with the different levels of poverty going on, the fact that there are structures and barriers for working families in my district that need to be dismantled, and supporting big banks and supporting efforts that I don’t think put the people first is troubling.”
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RASHIDA’S REVOLT: Tlaib Says Authorities ‘Will Have to Arrest Her’ If Trump Sends Feds to Detroit
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib escalated her war-of-words with the White House Monday; saying authorities will “have to arrest her first” before she allows Federal Agents to enforce the rule of law in Detroit.
“They’ll have to arrest me first if they think they’re going to illegally lay their hands on my residents,” posted Tlaib on Twitter.
They'll have to arrest me first if they think they're going to illegally lay their hands on my residents. https://t.co/CkGheyGYq8
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 20, 2020
President Trump vowed to crackdown on violence sweeping major American cities from the White House Monday; calling in Mayors and Governors to stop anti-police riots or the federal government will be forced to step in.
“New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore … we’re not going to let this happen in our country,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “We will have more federal law enforcement. That I can tell you.”
“While the DHS has not officially announced that it will be sending additional personnel to the cities Trump mentioned, the president has for weeks decried the crime rates in American cities, while faulting Democratic mayors and other officials for not cracking down harder. The summer surge comes amid widespread protests against police brutality and racial injustice, which in some cases led cities to overhaul policing practices,” reports Fox News.
“Police in Chicago reported that 10 people were killed over the weekend by gun violence and 60 more injured – including 10 minors – in a spate of shootings that eclipsed those during the same weekend last year, in which 43 people had been shot, three fatally, according to the Chicago Sun-Times,” adds Fox.
“DHS does not comment on any allegedly leaked operations,” a department spokesperson said in a statement.
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