2016, Rep. Rashida Tlaib Dragged From Michigan Rally For Fracas
I didn’t know Rashida Tlaib was dragged out of a Trump Rally for causing a disturbance until I saw the photo above on the Twitter timeline of @Carolde.
More than a dozen protesters were removed in 2016 from then candidate Donald Trump’s speech to the Detroit Economic Club.
One of the protesters was new Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Elected during the 2018 Midterms. she has long been outspoken on Twitter against Trump, using the hashtag #MomsAgainstTrump.
She is also responsible for hurling an expletive at President Trump on her first day in office.
Dem Rep Rashida Tlaib, after her swearing in, ”We’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf*cker.”
Now, we look back and see that Tlaib has been using bad behavior for a time.
She stood up while Trump was giving a speech at Detroit Economic Club on Aug. 8, 2016. She yelled at the presidential candidate, “Have you ever read the U.S. Constitution? You need to read the U.S. Constitution!” Tlaib also told him, “Our kids deserve better.” She and 13 others were removed by security.
Tlaib gave in rebuttal at the time:
Courteous behavior can’t be reserved for someone who labels hardworking Mexican immigrants who have come to pursue the American Dream as “rapists.” Social niceties are not in order for men who would turn away refugees fleeing for their lives based on their faith to have them suffer in camps.
And complacency is not warranted for a presidential candidate who denigrates a mother and father who have lost their child in the ultimate sacrifice of military service.
Can’t describe the fear that gripped me when I rose in front of nearly 2,000 professionals at this tony, corporate setting. I watched as Trump supporters taunted the women who stood before me as they were aggressively and briskly led to the exits.
I froze, feeling the anger around me that would make anyone tremble. Yet, I could only think of the unwavering love for my two sons to find the courage to do my own part.”
Responding to the ensuing controversy soon after, Tlaib stood by her remarks, saying she is for impeaching Trump.
“I ran on that,” she said. “It’s probably exactly how my grandmother, if she was alive, would say it.”
On Tuesday, Tlaib was asked if she had any regrets about the comments.
“What I can tell you is that I am a person that is authentically me,” she said. “I’m very passionate about fighting for all of us, and the use of that language, you know, was a teachable moment for me. And I understand I am a member of Congress, and I don’t want anything that I do or say distract us. And that’s the only thing I will apologize for, is that it was a distraction.”
Tlaib won the Democratic nomination in a primary against five other Democrats who were vying for the seat of retired Rep. John Conyers, who stepped down after a string of sexual harassment allegations came to light in November 2017.
Tlaib supports efforts to impeach President Trump. On her first day in Congress, January 3, 2019, she called for the impeachment of Trump in an op-ed article.
We are seeing a new type of Democrat. One void of all manners and decorum.
“This is a person I do not know; I assume she is new,” Trump said at a Rose Garden presser. It met to discuss the just wrapped meeting with Dems about the government shutdown.
“I think she dishonored herself and her family using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there,” sniffed POTUS. “I thought that was a great dishonor to her and her family.”