Rashida Tlaib's Trump-loving brother calls into C-SPAN to praise his Democratic sister: 'She’s a fighter'

Rashida Tlaib's Trump-loving brother calls into C-SPAN to praise his Democratic sister: 'She’s a fighter'
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Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib is among the Democrats who was victorious in the 2018


midterms and will be joining the House of Representatives today, and her brother called

C-SPAN this morning to congratulate the new congresswoman—despite the fact he is a

self-identified “conservative Republican” and supporter of President Donald Trump.

Calling from Michigan, Tlaib’s brother told C-Span that he respects his sister’s winning

attitude even though “we fight all the time, especially about Trump” and disagree about

many issues, including immigration. Tlaib was one of two Muslim women elected to the

House in November and will be the first Palestinian-American woman sworn into

Congress (Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American, won in Minnesota).

The caller asserted, “We don’t see eye to eye on a lot of issues….But I’ll tell you one

thing: she’s a fighter, and I think that’s what’s missing in our legislative branch. There’s

not a lot of fighters there.”

Even though Tlaib’s brother asserted that he believes Trump is doing an “excellent job”

as president, he appeared sympathetic to liberal/progressive Sen. Bernie

Sanders—telling C-Span, “I don’t like the Democratic Party. I don’t like how they did

Bernie.”

Asked if he had a message for Rep.-Elect Tlaib, her brother responded, “I’m proud of

you. I can’t wait to see you get sworn in on Jefferson’s Quran and wearing the

Palestinian flag."

The Quran that Tlaib’s brother is referring to was an English-language translation of the

Islamic holy book that was once owned by Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding

Fathers and the third president of the United States. That same copy of the Quran was

previously used in 2007 when Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim, was sworn into Congress.

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