Liz Cheney gets dragged for claiming that Democrats ‘enable anti-Semitism’

Though she has quickly risen to the powerful position of Chair of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-MT) now finds herself in very hot water after she accused House Democrats of being anti-Semitic.

Cheney attacked Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for comments she made about the Holocaust. And what Tlaib said may not have been especially eloquent, it also wasn’t anti-Semitic, as Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine noted. Here’s exactly what Tlaib had to say:

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“There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports. And just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways. But they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them.”

But Cheney decided she’d take those remarks totally out of context and try to smear Tlaib:

But as many people pointed out on social media, Cheney herself voted against a House resolution that condemned anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and hate speech against minorities:

Here’s some free advice for Liz Cheney: Have a seat and shut up.

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