Rashida Tlaib might have written for Farrakhan’s newsletter, but she doesn’t endorse his beliefs
And anti-Semitism Monday just keeps rolling along for the Democrats, primarily the much-lauded and overly covered freshman class comprising Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.
After the kind of start I've had today, I am thinking of changing my tagline at The Script to: "It's all downhill from here."
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Wrote For Louis Farrakhan's Publication In 2006https://t.co/PMmlee71S2 pic.twitter.com/w9r3QUS9VD
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 11, 2019
A spokesman for Rep. Tlaib told Business Insider’s Joe Petricone that yes, she wrote for Louis Farrakhan’s blog, but she never ran into him in person and of course rejects his anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT views.
Tlaib spox to me on writing for Farrakhan blog: "The piece was from 2006 and was not an endorsement of Farrakhan or anyone for that matter. The Congresswoman has not had any direct contact with Farrakhan and condemns his anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ views" https://t.co/EHBA26ZhAI
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) February 11, 2019
She condemns his views but still wrote for his newsletter? What was she blogging about, termite control?
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan published a column in 2006 on The Final Call, an online publication founded and maintained by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
First unearthed by conservative blogger Jeryl Bier, Tlaib penned a column titled “Bills must stop deportations for minor offenses,” which takes issue with deportations for minor offenses.
A spokesperson for Tlaib did not respond to multiple requests for comment from INSIDER.
Tlaib’s association with Farrakhan comes on the heels of heavy criticism of her and other freshmen Democrats who have been accused of anti-Semitism.
Tlaib was also revealed to have a prominent fundraiser who has trafficked in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
A prominent fundraiser who trafficks in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories? You must mean the guy she invited to a private dinner celebrating her swearing-in who compared Israel to ISIS and praises Hezbollah in his tweets. This dude …
israel does not have a right to exist. The terrorist entity is illegal and has no basis to exist other than a delusional ISIS like ideology.
— Abbas Hamideh (@Resistance48) November 19, 2016
… is the same guy as this dude:
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
Even if it was 2006, it was blatantly obvious that Farrakhan was an anti-Semite … why write for his newsletter?
Why would someone seek out, send and published an op-ed in David Duke's newsletter? Because they want to reach a certain audience. https://t.co/GClQmfG39U
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) February 11, 2019
Why would she write articles for him if she condemned his views?
— Chris G (@ChrisGTwoAgain) February 11, 2019
It's refreshing that the Dems are at least acknowledging that he's bad. Baby steps.
— Taylor Kelly (@TaylorKellyDC) February 11, 2019
— Jason (@jasonhsv) February 11, 2019
— commonsense (@commonsense258) February 11, 2019
Tlaib also has deep ties to Women's march that has ties to Farrakhan too. She supports Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour, two antisemites as well. She is an antisemite period.
— Friend In The Woodchipper (@atlharp) February 11, 2019
Yeah, there are plenty of photos of Tlaib and Sarsour hugging it out.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 10, 2019