Freshman Dem Rep Rashida Tlaib is in the news again, but this time it is not for some hateful comment and has nothing to do with Israel. Tlaib has been lashing out at anyone that disagrees with her or questions her stances. The idea of a civil discussion seems to be a foreign concept when it comes to the Freshman Dem. So when she grabbed at Congress Candidate Laura Loomer, she is getting far more than the typical reprimand in return. She is getting sued and not for chump change either.
“Conservative provocateur Laura Loomer filed a lawsuit against Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday, seeking $2 million in damages related to an incident in which Tlaib allegedly grabbed Loomer’s cell phone when the activist tried to confront the politician at a campaign event.”
“If you watch the video, she not only grabbed my cell phone, but she actually grabbed my hand,” Loomer told The Jewish Press. “That’s physical assault.” Loomer also says she was shoved.
“Let’s just turn the tables around,” Loomer said. “If I were to do to Rashida exactly what she did to me, I’d be thrown in jail and people would say I committed a hate crime against a Muslim.”
She asked, “If these people [Tlaib and Ilhan Omar] amass even more power or they’re not held accountable for the crimes they commit, what’s to stop them from inciting violence against Jewish people?”
“The press release claims that the goal of the lawsuit is to “hold Tlaib accountable for her unhinged hatred of Jews and Israel.” Tlaib and Omar are the two members of Congress who support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. They were barred this month from conducting a congressional trip in Israel and the West Bank due to that stance.”
She deserves this with the way she has been acting. She has been calling people racist or trying to push her antisemitic beliefs for a while now. It’s about time someone actually come at her to really put her in her place.