Rep. Rashida Tlaib( D-Mich .) offered harsh analysi to some of her Democratic colleagues on Saturday over their stillnes on the recent attacks aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar( D-Minn .) who, like Tlaib, is Muslim.
“They set us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse, ” Tlaib tweeted Saturday. “However, where reference is ask to be at the counter, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for& why we ran in the first place, we are ignored.”
The onslaughts on Omar reached a brand-new level one day earlier when President Donald Trump tweeted a video of a addres on Muslim civil rights the freshman congresswoman made last-place month, interlaced with news footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Earlier in the week, the New York Post, owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch, published a controversial handle featuring a quotation by Omar reproduced over an image of the twin towers burning.
Tlaib and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who are also both freshman Democrat, were among the first the representatives of Congress to denounce the conservatives’ Islamophobic onrushes aimed at Omar.