Tlaib calls Pelosi ‘racist,’ says she uses minorities as ‘tokens of diversity’

Tlaib calls Pelosi ‘racist,’ says she uses minorities as ‘tokens of diversity’
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[Ed. – Dissension in the ranks]

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) lashed out at Democrats — not Republicans — yesterday, in the wake of criticism leveled at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for minimizing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, accusing Dem leadership, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), of racism and using Congressional colleagues of color as “tokens of diversity.”

Fox News reports that Tlaib “claimed in a Twitter message Saturday that she and other minority members of the party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness.”

She joined a number of Islamic activists on Twitter who were accusing Pelosi, who tweeted that 9/11 was “sacred ground,” of not doing enough to defend Omar against what they felt were unfair attacks over comments she made that “some people did something” on September 11.

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Omar’s comments were, it seems, meant to allege that Muslims across the globe have been discriminated against and mistreated in the wake of the September 11 attacks — a point she was trying to use to justify her opposition to what she calls President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.”…

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