Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a woman who has now become notorious for being one of a handful of left-wingers in Congress who have openly expressed anti-Semitic sentiments during their brief time in office, recently encouraged activists to “shut down” ICE and stop waiting for Congress to pass a law.
Yeah, that sounds like something pretty dangerous to tell a bunch of liberals who have become known for being extremely radical in their approach to activism, including getting physically violent with those who don’t see eye-to-eye with them over the major issues facing the country.
“I want you all to shut them down. We can shut them down,” Tlaib said of ICE. “Don’t wait for this Congress to act. Shut ’em down.”
She went on to specifically cite hunger strikes as one method to “shut down” ICE.take our poll - story continues below
“There are some people that are using hunger strikes,” she said, “all these other things, going to the border, and I plan to.”
Tlaib has been an especially vehement and extremist freshman member of Congress. Upon winning her election, she used an expletive to insult President Donald Trump and advocate for his impeachment.
Tlaib has become an ardent supporter of Rep. Ilhan Omar, also notorious for anti-Semitic comments made about Jews and Israel, coming to her defense over a statement she made belittling the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 Americans.
Here’s video of her comments:
This kind of rhetoric might seem harmless on the surface, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with hunger strikes, but is that as far as the masses of young liberals in this country are willing to go, or are they ready to take further steps toward violence and revolution?
We’ve seen the violence of Antifa put on display multiple times over the last several years, not to mention the widespread violence at speaking engagements featuring conservative commentators like Ben Shapiro and Michael Knowles.
It’s not hard to imagine these folks doing harm to ICE agents out there simply trying to do their job to keep America safe from folks breaking into the country illegally.
Let’s hope that’s not the case.
However, if the left is really serious about wanting peaceful dialogue on important issues, they better reel in Tlaib and Omar before these two single-handedly destroy the Democratic Party.
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