Democrat Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib was draped in a Palestinian flag as she celebrated her primary victory with supporters in August. On Tuesday night Tlaib handily won with over 90 percent of the vote the general election for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District seat vacated by John Conyers’ resignation last December.
Video taken of Tlaib’s victory speech for the August 7th primary showed an emotional Tlaib being embraced by her Palestinian mother,Fatima Elabed, who took the flag off her daughter and draped it on her own shoulders. No American flag was seen in video taken of Tlaib’s speech. Tlaib is a member of Democrat Socialists of America.
Tlaib proudly spoke of her relatives up before dawn in the West Bank watching on TV as their granddaughter was elected to Congress. The crowd responded with ululating.
Video of Tlaib’s speech was posted to Twitter by law professor Khaled Beydoun Tuesday night without clarification that it was from August.
This is History. Watch every second of this.
Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian and Muslim American congresswomen, proclaims victory.
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) November 7, 2018
Original post on August 8 by “@_SJPeace_”
Proud Palestinian American Woman <3
Rashida Tlaib words on her Democratic primary win on her way to become the first Muslim Palestinian congresswoman in the history of the United States. Michigan!
“A lot of my strength comes from being Palestinian.”
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) August 8, 2018
Tlaib said of her relatives, “I want them to know, you know, as I uplift the families of the 13th Congressional District, I’ll uplift them every single day being who I am as a proud Palestinian-American, a woman Muslim. I want to thank you so much because for so many years they felt dehumanized and I tell you as a Palestinian, I mean, you know, a lot of my strength comes from being Palestinian. But I can tell you my mother’s, like the compassion this woman has, that is in me. She smiles every single time as she–this woman doesn’t even understand when people are being racist to her. Because she believes that people can be better and she is an inspiration to me in so many ways…”
“Ms. Tlaib, a former Michigan state legislator, Detroit native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was so cautious about celebrating her victory that she waited until every vote was counted — and long after The Associated Press had called the race in her favor — to begin her celebrations at almost 3 a.m.
“That meant the crowd had thinned significantly from the dozens who attended her earlier results watch party, but those who stayed until the early morning saw a special sight: a room of largely Arab-American immigrants emotionally celebrating an American democracy that has, in their view, been hostile to their existence and identity.
A lot of my strength comes from being Palestinian,” she said at one point. Ms. Tlaib’s mother draped her in the Palestinian flag as she spoke.”
And yes, Tlaib hates President Trump, “Trump haulting aid & closing the Palestinian Aid Office is reckless & inhumane. Donald’s move confirms his hatred of people that don’t look like him. I hope future members of Congress will join me in denouncing this irresponsible act by
Trump haulting aid & closing the Palestinian Aid Office is reckless & inhumane. Donald’s move confirms his hatred of people that don’t look like him. I hope future members of Congress will join me in denouncing this irresponsible act by @realdonaldtrump. pic.twitter.com/vDfbK6T4rZ
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 10, 2018
Tlaib is also anti-Israel, criticizing Sen. Kamala Harris in 2017 for meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “.
@KamalaHarris I am one of your supporters & donors. Hoping you are still part of the resistance to racism against ALL people. This picture says otherwise.”
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 21, 2017
Embraced by former President Barack Obama:
Adam met a compassionate president yesterday. I told Pres. @BarackObama that Adam wants to be a meteorologist. He smiled at Adam & said, “Well I would believe your forecasts.” The smile on Adam’s face was priceless. A Pres that helps our children believe! 2020 is not close enough pic.twitter.com/azBERo4tJA
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 27, 2018
Tlaib will be joined in Congress by fellow Democrat Muslim woman Ilhan Omar, Minnesota’s newly elected Congresswoman for the fifth Congressional District.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 15, 2018
The media is hyping the first two Muslim Congresswomen:
HISTORIC FIRSTS: Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar will become the first Muslim women elected to Congress, CNN projects https://t.co/hsLAPyzaQb #CNNElection pic.twitter.com/nDsrIxXjl3
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 7, 2018
Democrats Rashida Tlaib in Michigan and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota both won their races for House seats, becoming the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress. #Midterms2018 https://t.co/lqQCTOiorM pic.twitter.com/016pclsLlr
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 7, 2018
— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 7, 2018
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Mexican Protesters Scream at Illegal Immigrants: “Donald Trump Was Right! This Is an Invasion” (VIDEO)
They don’t like being invaded either.
MEXICAN PROTESTERS WAVING MEXICAN FLAGS CONFRONTED ILLEGAL ALIENS IN TIJUANA AGAIN ON SUNDAY–
During the protest today one protester screamed at the illegal migrant caravan, “Donald Trump was right! This is an invasion.”
Mexican protestor today in Tijuana on the caravan: “Donald Trump was right, this is an invasion! What Donald Trump said was correct: this is an invasion!”
Crowd chants: “Get out Hondurans, we do not want you here. Get out Hondurans, we do not want you here.” pic.twitter.com/IwytIHZnsM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 19, 2018
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Trump: I don’t know if Salman lied to me, skips question on weapons sales
President Donald Trump isn’t really sure if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had anything to do with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace there had been several conversations with Salman over Khashoggi and the story hadn’t changed.
I don’t know, who can really know, but I can say this…he has many people now who say that he had no knowledge.
He told me that he had nothing to do with it. He told me that, I would say, maybe five times at different points…as recently as a few days ago.
Trump also noted it might be one of those situations where the truth will never come out on whether Salman was directly involved in ordering Khashoggi’s murder.
Will anyone really know? Will anyone really know? But he did have, certainly, people that were reasonably close to him and close to him that were probably involved. You saw we put on very heavy sanctions – massive sanctions on a large group of people from Saudi Arabia. But at the same time, we do have an ally and I want to stick with an ally that’s been very good.
The comment goes against the CIA notion Salman had some involvement in at least getting Khashoggi to the Saudi embassy in Turkey where he died. The President is probably right in his assessment – as even the CIA didn’t completely implicate Salman – but it won’t go over well with a lot of people who prefer presidents speak in definitive answers regarding international incidents.
One thing which isn’t questionable is the ridiculousness of suggesting there were “massive sanctions” on the Saudis. Yes, 17 people were sanctioned – but they’d already had their visas revoked. ABC News suggested the sanctions show the U.S. is taking what happened seriously but I’m not convinced it’ll mean anything because there are plenty of questions on whether sanctions actually hinder those they’re meant to hinder.
The more damning statement by Trump is his decision to avoid a question from Wallace on Saudi arms sales.
Wallace: So if Congress were to move to either cut off any U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen or to block any arms sales, you wouldn’t go along with it?
Trump: Well, I want to see Yemen end, but it takes two to tango. Iran has to end it also. And Iran is a very different country than when I took over. It’s far weakened because of what I did with the so-called Iran deal – Iran nuclear deal – which was one of the great ripoffs of all times. But I want Saudi to stop, but I want Iran to stop also.
This is a beyond ridiculous answer and shows the failure of the President to change any sort of foreign policy. Trump is just going along with the previous administration’s policy of being “arms seller in chief.” There is no reason for the U.S. government to be involved in arms sales – and I know it’s because there’s a federal law on the issue.
The logic of those who believe the U.S. government should control who gets American weapons is so they can pick what country gets what. But where is the accountability? How does the public hold the government accountable when it’s full of bureaucrats and so-called ‘policy experts’ who are the ones who actually make the decisions.
The Government Accountability Agency noted in 2016 the U.S. had consistently failed in following procedures (and U.S. law) when it came to arms sales to Egypt (emphasis mine).
The U.S. government completed human rights vetting for 5,581 Egyptian security forces before providing U.S.-funded training in fiscal year 2011 through March 31, 2015; however, our analysis of a sample of names from training rosters of Egyptian security forces who received U.S.-funded training shows that that the U.S. government did not complete all required vetting prior to providing training, in violation of State’s and DOD’s policies. In contrast to State’s vetting requirements for training, State’s policies and procedures encourage, but do not specifically require, vetting for foreign security forces that receive U.S.-funded equipment, including those in Egypt. The primary method State uses in Egypt to comply with Leahy law requirements when providing equipment is to attest in memos that State is in compliance with Leahy law requirements. Various factors have posed challenges to the U.S. government’s efforts to vet recipients of U.S. assistance. Gaps and uncertainties in information have made it challenging for U.S. officials to vet some cases before providing training. Additionally, State has not established procedures for clearing smaller units or individuals within a larger unit that has been deemed ineligible to receive assistance. Finally, Embassy Cairo has recorded little information on human rights abuses by Egyptian officials in INVEST since the beginning of fiscal year 2011, despite State requirements to do so.
This is why it shouldn’t be the U.S. government doing these arms sales, and why Trump’s refusal to answer Wallace’s question regarding Saudi arms sales is disappointing – and more of a story than his “who can really say” answer regarding Khashoggi. Congress needs to stop the arms sales and completely change U.S. policy.
It’s so much easier to hold private companies accountable for sales, especially when there’s no government protection barrier surrounding them. One would think a businessman elected to the presidency would realize this. Apparently not.
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ALL OF ORANGE COUNTY Turns Blue After Democrats Find Thousands of Votes Post Election Day
Orange County, a traditionally conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found tens of thousands of votes post election day.
Just two years ago in 2016, only 2 Congressional districts in Orange County voted blue–now just two years later every single district voted blue.
Democrat blue wave? More like Democrat election fraud.
The 39th district was officially called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Republican Young Kim who was up by 3 points on election night and was set to be the first Korean-American Congresswoman. The Democrats stole this race with ‘late votes.’
Young Kim was up by 3,900 votes on election night with 100% of the precincts reporting according to AP and she ended up losing by 3,000 votes 11 days after the election.
Republican Congresswoman Mimi Walters in California’s 45th district was also ahead on election night then was magically defeated by Democrat Katie Porter several days after the election.
Democrat Katie Porter was trailing Mimi Walters on election night then jumped ahead by hundreds of votes after the Democrats produced thousands of ballots after the election.
There may be something more sinister happening in Orange County, California.
The Gateway Pundit spoke to two concerned voters in California’s 45th district who said when they went to vote, they were told they weren’t on the roster so they were given provisional ballots.
Two registered Republicans in California’s 45th district told this reporter that they have been voting for over 20 years in Orange County and what happened this midterm has never happened to them–EVER.
“I’ve been a registered Republican and an active voter for over 20 years and when I went to vote on election day, I was told that I wasn’t on the roster so I was given a provisional ballot,” a Republican voter told The Gateway Pundit.
Was this an isolated incident or is this more widespread?
One America News reporter Jack Posobiec spoke to a pollworker in California on election day.
The pollworker told Jack Posobiec, “I have received a very large amount of voters whose registration was changed to vote by mail without their consent and then not mailed their ballots. I’m allowing provisional voting. My registrar is giving me the runaround about this and just saying don’t worry. This is not my first election. I have not seen this problem before.”
Report in from CA: pic.twitter.com/hzW4PWJSW5
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 6, 2018
The Drudge Report featured the story about the stunning losses in Orange County and the responses by concerned voters in Southern California raised eyebrows as well.
One woman who lives in Newport Beach in California’s 48th district said she hasn’t missed a vote in 43 years and was forced to fill out a provisional ballot on election day; her vote still hasn’t been counted.
“I was made to fill out provisional ballot after voting in the same precinct in OC consistently 20 years said I was mail in never have been My vote still has not been counted I check daily. Same with red friends. I’m ind. never missed a vote n 43 yrs,” tweeted a Newport Beach resident named Vanessa Butler.
I was made to fill out provisional ballot after voting in the same precinct in OC consistently 20 years said I was mail in never have been My vote still has not been counted I check daily. Same with red friends. I’m ind. never missed a vote n 43 yrs
— vanessa butler (@nessincharge) November 18, 2018
Where the hell is the GOP??
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