Rashida Tlaib is the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district. She describes her mission and herself; “working for justice, social worker at heart, Detroiter, Palestinian American, proud Muslima.
Rep Tlaib campaigned on the idea of fighting back; “against every racist and oppressive structure that needs to be dismantled.” Just exactly what that means showed itself just hours after being sworn in as the first Palestinian American woman in Congress, as Rep. Tlaib infamously screeched to a gathering – which included children; “We’re gonna impeach the MotherF*cker!” scroll down for video
I used my own *personal Quran* that my best friend of 25 years gifted me to use for the ceremonial swear in (basically a photo with Speaker Pelosi).
*Note: I did not use Jefferson's Quran as reported. I wanted it to be more personal (and my own). pic.twitter.com/DRTn3EuB8y
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 6, 2019
Her language and passion was cheered by the crowd she was addressing, but not all are happy – especially some of her constituents, who have written the now widely circulated Open letter to the Congresswoman [BELOW]
Dear Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib,
I want to start by saying as a long long time friend of yours that your swearing in remarks were outrageous offensive and out of place. In my opinion, you embarrassed yourself your son your mother and many around you and those who had believed in you to include me and internationally your Palestinian People, Arab People, Muslims and even the US Immigrants.
video of Rep. Tlaib unhinged in public
Congresswoman Tlaib, you got elected to this prestigious position because of your serious campaigne and hard work , to add to the divisiveness in the voters of the 13th District with so many Primary Candidates that took votes from each other. Your remarks were far from what many thought you came in to fulfill their dreams as a leader and a bridge builder. Instead. You came in with your destructive remarks as if you want to turn Washington upside down.
What happened to your humbleness when you asked me to intercede on behalf of Muslims who wanted to build a Mosque in Sterling Heights Michigan? Or are these your true colors and your hidden Agenda?
Agenda to impeach the President on what basis?
Our strong economy? Increase in minimum wages?
Record jobs created among African Americans and Hispanics who make the majority of your constituents? Or protecting American National Security here and abroad? Or, Or because President Trump moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem? where several former American Presidents promised to do but never did?
Is this why you want to impeach the President of United States of America?
This sounds to me and to millions as a Palestinian/Israeli matter.
My expectation of you is to be a moderate leader, a communicator and a problem solver using your skills and morals and abide by the teachings of the Quran.
The Quran Book that you put your hand on and took the Oath and you solemnly swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will and faithfully discharge the duties of the office you are about to enter, so help you God.
Rashida this is the same God in the Quran that you put your hand on and took the Oath. And I am sure you believe in and abide by all of the Quran’s teachings. Talking about loyalty and truthfulness, you just raised lot of doubts in my mind and I am sure in the minds of millions who watched you and heard you swearing in front of your minor son and beloved mother.
Are you for abortion? Are you for same sex marriage?
Well, and I believe you are, but these are against the teachings of the Quran. Therefore you owe the American People an explanation..
Rashida , you are still my friend and I will continue praying for you to get back on the right path. Please apologize to your son and to your mother and promise them not to use profanity again. Bullies use these words not members of Congress.
Does she understand that behavior and words like this will help President Trump be elected for a second term? Or, is this your new America?
Of course you could always call and tell her what you think yourself: