[Ed. – There’s no winning with these people. Have no blacks on your staff and you’re guilty of racism. Hire blacks for your staff and you’re guilty of tokenism.]
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faced backlash this week after she came to the defense of fellow far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Twitter following racial remarks that Tlaib made during a House Oversight Committee hearing.
Tlaib falsely suggested that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) was a racist this week when Meadows brought Trump official Lynne Patton to Michael Cohen’s hearing.
“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person, working for them does not mean they aren’t racist and … the fact someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee is alone racist in itself,” Tlaib said as she took aim at Meadows.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by tweeting: “Total bravery from @RashidaTlaib as she reminds the nation that tokenism *is* racism.”
Here are some of the responses to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet:
The Reagan Battalion: “This is an ugly racist tweet. Assuming that a woman of color is too stupid to know what she wants and she is being used as a ‘token’ is racist.”