GOP Amps Up Attack On Tlaib’s Anti-Israel Comments

What level is “amp up”? Pouncing? Seizing? Respond? And what would the defense of an Israel hater be called?

Republicans amp up attacks on Tlaib’s Holocaust comments

The war of words over race and anti-Semitism is heating up on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers in both parties launched new salvos Tuesday in the escalating uproar over recent comments from Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) invoking the Holocaust.

House Republicans fired shots at the Michigan freshman and her party defenders, accusing Democrats of whitewashing sentiments that GOP lawmakers have portrayed as anti-Semitic.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) have responded in kind, denouncing Tlaib’s critics for twisting her message in an effort to divide the party and win the favor of Jewish voters, who have long flocked to the Democrats’ side.

Other top Democrats joined in defending Tlaib on Tuesday.

“Rep. Tlaib has been purposefully slandered by the President and other Republicans with her comments deliberately taken out of context and mischaracterized,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), one of the most powerful Jewish lawmakers, said in a statement. “It is clear from the full quote that she was not making any antisemitic reference.”

The bitter back-and-forth marked the latest development in the ongoing debate over Israel and Congress’s approach to its longtime Middle East ally. That dynamic took on new dimensions this year with the arrival of two outspoken Muslim women — Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — on Capitol Hill.

Lots and lots of Democrats are defending her comments. Now, many will say that she is just a buffoon who spoke out on an issue in which she was ill-informed, getting it wrong

The GOP outcry follows Tlaib’s recent interview with Yahoo News’s “Skullduggery” podcast, in which she denounced the lost lives, forced migrations and other hardships suffered by some Palestinians when Israel was created after World War II. Tlaib, the first Palestinian American to serve in Congress, couched her remarks by adding that she also experiences a “calming feeling” in considering that the political upheaval helped “create a safe haven for Jews” after years of “tragedy and horrific persecution,” including the Holocaust.

But, she has a history of anti-Israel sentiment, as well as anti-Jew sentiment. The recent comment is not isolated. And could well be a belief, in the same way that so many Islamists hold on to the belief that 9/11 was an Israeli plot. Heck, this is exactly the kind of thing that the SJWs would term “unconscious bias.”

But, hey, the GOP is amping. And has fired shots. And there’s outcry. Which leads to

She gets to play the Victim Card because the Democrats and their pet media protect her.

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