Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defended her Democratic colleague Ilhan Omar’s controversial remarks regarding the 9/11 terror attacks Thursday; saying she was intentionally being “policed” because she’s a “woman of color.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggests she does *not* have a problem with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) saying the 9/11 terror attacks were just “some people did something”
Tlaib says people are just not “ready” for how Omar discusses issues pic.twitter.com/44wh4LNuNz
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“You think her words are being taken out of context, and you’re comfortable with what she said?” asked a reporter from MSNBC.
“Yeah, I’m not for policing people, that’s what they’re doing to us women of color. This is a diverse class. They’ve never had two Muslim women. They’ve never had a Palestinian-American, they’ve never had a woman who’s a refugee,” said Rep. Tlaib.
“It’s an institution that just isn’t ready for people like us,” she added.