Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) bragged this week that she met with former President Barack Obama and that he said he was “proud” of her during a meeting with House Democrat freshmen in Washington, DC. “[email protected] met with us new members of Congress and we had a thoughtful discussion about serving our country. The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, “I’m proud of you.”‘
It figures a radical such as Obama would approve of the actions and stances of an anti-Semitic, extremist such as Tlaib. She is the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress. Hours after being sworn in, Tlaib spoke before a reception held by MoveOn.org where she vowed to “impeach the motherf***er,” a reference to President Trump. She has also pushed several antisemitic tropes, accusing pro-Israel lawmakers of forgetting which “country they represent.” Tlaib is one of the most divisive members in Congress.
“Tlaib has a history of associating with anti-Jewish radicals, including Abbas Hamideh, an anti-Israel extremist and staunch supporter of the Hezbollah terror group, who she posed for a photo with at a swearing-in ceremony. She is also a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, a global campaign promoting various forms of boycotts against the Jewish state.
“According to several reports, Obama met with Democrats to discuss how to advance legislation in an ever-polarized Congress. He also warned that bills or proposals attracting too much media attention before ample support is secured could hurt its prospects of being turned into law.
“One source told the Washington Post that the former president also told the House Democrat freshman they “shouldn’t be afraid of big, bold ideas—but also need to think in the nitty-gritty about how those big, bold ideas will work and how you pay for them.”
“While Obama did not single out a specific policy, some inside the room believe Obama was referring to the Green New Deal, the far-left proposal to pursue 100 percent non-combustible energy by 2030. The proposal, unveiled earlier this year by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), was voted down in the Senate this week 57-0, with 42 Democrats voting “present.”
“Obama on Tuesday posted to social media about the formal meet-and-greet with Democrats, tweeting: “Last night I had the chance to meet with first-term Democrats in Congress – it’s a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums who’ve taken the torch. This group is going to be driving progress for a long time to come.”’
.@BarackObama met with us new members of Congress and we had a thoughtful discussion about serving our country. The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, "I'm proud of you." pic.twitter.com/cPDOth0B5i
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 28, 2019
If you’ll recall, Tlaib also at one time wrote an article for the Final Call, the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s publication known for promoting anti-Semitism. Tlaib also supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which advocates for the boycott of Israeli organizations and companies to support Palestinian interests. She’s a hatemonger and should not be holding any office.
Earlier this week, Tlaib introduced a resolution urging the impeachment of Trump, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying impeachment is “not worth it” in an interview earlier this month. This happened immediately after Robert Mueller released his report with no indictments on the Russian collusion charges against President Trump.
Last night I had the chance to meet with first-term Democrats in Congress—it's a young, diverse class, stocked with a bunch of my campaign and administration alums who’ve taken the torch. This group is going to be driving progress for a long time to come. pic.twitter.com/W5dDlDtNzE
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 26, 2019
No one that I know is surprised that Obama would embrace an anti-Semite like Tlaib. I would have been shocked if he hadn’t done so. Tlaib, Omar, and Ocasio-Cortez have fractured the Democratic Party and I think Obama is pleased by that development. Not everyone within the party is though. At the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference in DC this week, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) reminded the audience of the size of his party’s new contingent. “By the way,” he said, “there are 62 freshmen Democrats. You hear me? Sixty-two. Not three.”
And there you have it… Obama’s minions are moving forward with his agenda. These are people who learned at his knee, soaked up his progressive genius, and who have embraced Marxist, racist, and radical ideas. Tlaib’s a chip off the old radical block alright.
Obama proud of anti-Semite Tlaib https://t.co/gTv2d3ukRr
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) March 29, 2019
They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away. https://t.co/KkmqjR58ZM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 7, 2019
I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country. #Palestine #TweetYourThobe #RashidaTlaib pic.twitter.com/caJPN12ODX
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) January 12, 2019