Rep. Rashida Tlaib was interviewed by Jake Tapper this past Sunday where she condemned those who support the Border Wall. Calling them part of the White Supremacist Agenda.
“Tlaib is one of the freshman members of Congress that is a Muslim. She condemned the attacks on two Mosques in New Zealand and asserted that President Donald Trump needed to take a stronger stance against the ideology spread by the shooter in an extended manifesto that repeatedly referred to Muslims as “invaders.”
“You also said in a statement after the attack that you were angry at “those who follow the white supremacy agenda in my own country that sends a signal across a world that massacres like this are some kind of call to action.” Who were you specifically talking about?”
“The ones that stay silent and the ones that support the Muslim ban. Not only once, but twice, three times did we in this nation say to the world and to everyone in this country that Muslims don’t belong here. From the fact that every time we talk about a wall, it’s not about a structure, but about xenophobia, it’s about racism.
It’s a symbol in so many ways of targeting brown and black people in our country. The fact that we continue to stay silent is what’s going to make us as a country less safe. And I can tell you, it’s not just brown, black people speaking up, it’s also white Americans across this country that are very distressed and also feel less safe because we’re not speaking up against white nationalism.”
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As you can see she was also upset about Trump’s travel bans as she felt they were uncalled for. But really they were just about getting a better vetting process in order once again keep Americans safe.