Weeping Rep. Tlaib laments Capitol riot was ‘so personal’

Weeping Rep. Tlaib laments Capitol riot was ‘so personal’
Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discuss the trauma of the Capitol riot. C-SPAN video via MRC-TV

[Ed. – Although she wasn’t actually there at the time.  As in, she wasn’t in the Capitol complex.]

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is “so personal” for her — even though she wasn’t there at the time — because of the threats she’s received since the day she took office.

At times, comforted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib told the following story …

So what happened on January 6, all I could do is thank Allah that I wasn’t here. I felt overwhelming relief. And I feel bad for Alexandria and so many of my colleagues that were here.

But as I saw it, I thought to myself, thank God that I’m not there. I saw the images that they didn’t get to see until later. …

It’s hard when my seven brothers and six sisters beg me to get protection, many urging me to get a gun for the first time. And I have to tell you — the trauma from just being here, existing, as a Muslim, is so hard.

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