Many Republicans slammed Tlaib for describing the Holocaust as something which gives her a “calming feeling.”
In a statement, GOP Whip Steve Scalise noted the pattern of anti-Semitism amongst freshmen Democrats and urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act accordingly.
“This is far from the first display of heinous anti-Semitic comments coming from Democrat House members this year, and it’s clear this is now the norm for their caucus. It’s long past time for Speaker Pelosi to take swift action and make it clear that these vile comments have no place in Congress.”
However, Speaker Pelosi doesn’t seem to believe that Rep. Tlaib’s remarks crossed a line. As a matter of fact, the House Speaker admonished Republicans for “misrepresenting” the congresswoman’s remarks.
Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous. President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 13, 2019
Tlaib’s statements on the Skullduggery podcast prompted a response from President Trump also; via Twitter, the president rhetorically asked how people would react if he made the exact same statements as the congresswoman.