Rashida Tlaib Tears up while Reading Death Threat at White Supremacy Hearing (VIDEO)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib describes personal threats at hearing on white supremacy . (Photo: via Twitter)

The US “war on terror” was labeled racist and discriminatory for its failure to address the growing threat of white supremacy during a hearing in which Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib broke down in tears.

The hearing, which took place earlier this week, saw Tlaib giving testimony at a House Oversight Committee hearing on white supremacy and domestic terrorism.

Her testimony took an emotional turn when the Michigan representative began to convey details of the kinds of threat and abuse she has received since taking office.

Questioning Michael McGarrity, assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, about the Justice Department’s handling of domestic terrorism, Tlaib, who is the first Palestinian Muslim to be elected to Congress, began to read out one of the death threats she had received.

“Attention, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and ragheads Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar,” said the author of the email.

“I was totally excited and pleased when I heard about 49 Muslims were killed and many more were wounded in New Zealand. This is a great start. Let’s hope and pray that it continues here in the good old USA. The only good Muslim is a dead one.”

Details of the threatening email were shared in the exchange between Tlaib and McGarrity, which focused on whether America’s domestic terrorism statute sufficiently addressed the growing threat of white supremacy. 

An emotional Tlaib informed the Committee that the specific threat directed at her and her two Democrat colleagues was copied into the Department of Justice, President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security, among others in the federal government and she was puzzled over why they were not being taken seriously.

(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. Not credible. Tlaib first shouts: “impeach the motherfucker” and now cries for help. She just a neo-liberal tool for Pelosi to defame new middleclass progressives, who want peace and healthcare-education for all.

    The Ilan Omar death threats looked authentic.

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