Pelosi Finally Demands an Apology for the Statements Made by Tlaib ― Except She Wants It From Trump

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) finally called for an apology surrounding the Holocaust comments made by Rep. Rashida Tlaib — only she wants the apology to come from President Donald Trump.

As IJR Red previously reported, Tlaib faced backlash after she made several misleading — or downright false — claims about the Palestinian response to the Holocaust.

Tlaib — who is the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress — claimed that thinking of the Holocaust gave her a “calming feeling” because Palestinians created a “safe haven” for Jews following the horrific events in Europe.

She was called out by many who noted that Palestinians regularly attack Israel and sided with Adolf Hitler during the genocide. Many top Republicans — including President Trump — condemned Tlaib for her “lies” and “insensitive” comments.

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While many Republicans called on Democratic leadership to address the comments made by Tlaib, Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) instead demanded an apology from Republicans for trying to “misrepresent” the congresswoman’s comments.

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While Hoyer and Pelosi clearly think that Tlaib’s comments were misrepresented and taken out of context, they failed to explain what they think she really meant.

Tlaib’s full statement was:

“There’s, you know, there’s 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 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.”

Listen to Tlaib’s full interview:

Many agreed with President Trump that claiming the Holocaust can have a “calming feeling” is “insensitive.” And even CNN host John King broke down the historical inaccuracies perpetuated by Tlaib, noting that the Palestinians did not support a “safe haven” for Jews following the Holocaust.

Those who agreed with the Republican leadership on Tlaib’s comments took to Twitter to call out Pelosi for apology demands.

Read some reactions below:

Clearly, the issue of anti-Semitism is going to be a continued controversy in Congress when both sides can’t come to an agreement on the historical atrocities of the Holocaust.

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Hey Nancy……I want to see you Tax Returns fro the last 15-20 years………..


She is such an imbecile – and her latest eye lift has done nothing for her.


The leader of the Palestine at the time of the holocaust worked with Hitler to kill the Jews. Does she even know that? This woman should not be in the House of Representatives. What is wrong with you Nancy?

Kerry Tackett

Pelosi is a terrible joke! Half the time she can’t remember what she said! Does she have dementia?


Tlaib’s statement sounds like a drug fueled, rambling condemnation of the creation of modern Israel. Apparently, she denies that what is called Palestine is on ancient Israeli land created by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 135 AD after his armies put down the Jewish rebellion, committed genocide against the Jews and renamed the land. It still is and has been Israeli land. If the Palestinians would try to live in peace, there would be peace. Democrat leadership = anti-semitic.

Tom Bodine

There is no way the old broad is playing with a full deck, I sure hope people remember this stuff in 2020.


Drinking again Nancy? Put down the bottle!!

David Garner

Pound sand, Nancy. This is the kind of insult that came from the Reischtag in 1930s Hitler Germany. FIrst the insults, then the open and aggressive hostility, then the stars on our clothing, then the murders… Evil incarnate!

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” (D. Bonhoffer)

We shall never forget.

We shall never forget.

We shall never forget.

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