GOP and right-wing media smear Rashida Tlaib on the Holocaust — but Democrats aren't taking the bait

GOP and right-wing media smear Rashida Tlaib on the Holocaust — but Democrats aren't taking the bait
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On the same day that President Trump hosted one of the most prominent nationalists in Europe at the White House, Republicans spent the day orchestrating a clearly coordinated smear job against Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., the first Palestinian-American in Congress. Republicans are baselessly pushing the idea that Tlaib thinks the Holocaust was a good thing.

Of course, the freshman congresswoman has said no such thing. Republicans are disingenuously pushing a misleading and incorrect interpretation of a perhaps questionable quote by Tlaib — but hardly an anti-Semitic one — to run a familiar GOP play meant to silence a prominent Muslim voice. Thankfully, this time it looks like Democrats are not falling for Republicans’ bad faith attacks.

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