Rashida Tlaib Fighting With Fellow Democrats Over Secret Anti-Semitism Meeting
Rep. Rashida Tlaib was called into a secret meeting in April to chastise her over anti-Semitic remarks she had made, and now the details are emerging. The problem is that both sides have very different recollections. Tlaib says she was bullied, and her fellow Democrats claim she is lying!
The secret meeting was supposed to be “an open, honest discussion about anti-Semitic comments on dual loyalty and other anti-Semitic tropes that the Congressman and many other members of Congress found deeply disturbing.”
Democratic New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer brought copies of statements that he found disturbingly anti-Semitic and arrived at the meeting with Democratic Virginia Rep. Elaine Luria, which he said was “at the behest of Democratic leadership,” according to The Intercept.
According to the participants, what was had was a mutually productive conversation.
Then Tliab started speaking out and Gottheimer is taking severe issue with her comments.
Tliab told The Intercept, “He was using a very stern tone, like a father to a child. At that moment, I realized he’s a bully. He had a goal of breaking me down. I left feeling exactly that way.”
Gottheimer and Luria both say that is not even close to being true.
Gottheimer spokesperson James Adams wrote in an email, “The Congressman shared [the offensive anti-Semitic statements] with Congresswoman Tlaib and had what he believed, at the time, was a mutually productive conversation.”
Luria backed Gottheimer’s recollection of events, explaining to Jewish Insider that “the meeting was cordial,” and that she doesn’t “have any recollection of [Rep. Gottheimer] bullying or being rude or anything like that.”
The conflict between Gottheimer and Tliab began the moment she took office. Gottheimer has deep ties to the lobbies for Saudi Arabia and Israel, while Tlaib is often critical of both Mideast governments.
The Intercept explains:
So when Gottheimer reached out to meet with Tlaib, she was eager to take it, hoping that a personal connection would help bridge their differences. On the day of the meeting, February 6, Gottheimer arrived with a colleague, freshman Elaine Luria from Virginia — and a white binder. Luria began by saying that she had met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu six weeks earlier, and Tlaib tried to break the ice with a joke: “How’s the two-state solution going?”
The joke fell flat. Gottheimer pulled out the binder, opening it to show Tlaib the contents. It was a collection of printed-out articles, with quotes and other lines highlighted.
Gottheimer states that he and Luria “sat down with Congresswoman Tlaib to have an open, honest discussion about anti-Semitic comments on dual loyalty and other anti-Semitic tropes that the Congressman and many other members of Congress found deeply disturbing.”
Well, we all know Tlaib’s remarks, that is no question. Gottheimer and Luria are two of the most respectable and intellectually honest Democrats in the House. I doubt they are lying.
What we have here folks, is another case of a leftist Democrat playing the victim card. She was the perpetrator of some very offensive remarks, and she is trying to make herself instead the victim.
It has become a pattern among the left.
Tliab, like a child, stated, “He goes through them, ‘you said this, you said that!”
Tliab, you were being scolded! You had exhibited bad behavior! What you did was wrong!
They came to you, to try to help you not continue in the same bad behavior.
You will never learn!
Keep the popcorn running!