Cruz Slams the ‘Freshman Trio’ After Tlaib’s Controversial Holocaust Remark: ‘They’re Horrifying’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is taking a swipe at, not one, but three freshmen Congress members following Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) comments on the Palestinian response to the Holocaust during a recent Yahoo! News’ “Skullduggery” podcast.

“There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” Tlaib said on Friday.

She continued:

“And, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And, I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways, but they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”

Several conservatives were quick to knock Tlaib’s comments as “twisted and disgusting,” as IJR Red previously reported.

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Tlaib — who is Palestinian-American —tried to clarify her remark, claiming it was taken out of context, according to a statement from her spokesperson Denzel McCampbell.

However, among those criticizing the freshman congresswoman is Cruz, who is calling out the “radicals.”

“The Democratic Party as a whole is galloping to the left,” Cruz said on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Monday. He continued:

“And one of the components of that is the extreme left has a long history of anti-Semitism of anti-Israel hatred. We’re seeing it with this freshman trio, these three freshman house members who keep expressing anti-Semitic, anti-Israel comments. Whether it’s congresswoman Tlaib’s comments about the Holocaust, which are just, they’re horrifying, or whether it’s Congresswoman Omar’s tweet attacking Israel, saying ‘it’s all about the Benjamins.’ It’s repeating anti-Semitic attacks.”

While the Republican lawmaker took aim at Tlaib, he also knocked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — who’s come under fire several times for anti-Semitic remarks — and seemingly took a swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — who rose as a Democratic socialist star since she was elected to office, but who has also found herself in hot water.

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While Republicans knocked Tlaib for her comment on the Holocaust and Palestinians, as IJR News reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for an apology from House Republicans and the president “for their gross misrepresentations.”

President Donald Trump previously slammed Tlaib for her “horrible and highly insensitive statement on the Holocaust.”

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Roger
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It is just a matter of time until President Trump refers to them as “The Three Stooges”. This will stick like super glue.

James
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I believe it is quite clear to even the casual observer that the Democratic Party has morphed into the Socialist Party with all the insanity, stupidity being floated by the 2020 Leftist candidates. While not a candidate, AOC has begun revealing her true political beliefs with frequent references to Karl Marx. Her membership in the Democratic Socialists of America supports her idiocy as it is America’s largest Marxist organization.

General Confusion
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James, you expose your ignorance in every post that you mention socialism.

You are obviously confused by the differences between socialism, democratic socialism, communism, and most likely fascism, and it seems that you have no intention of ever clarifying the differences in your mind.

Give us a break and go take a course about them, in your free time.

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