Apparently, if you’re a Democratic Congresswoman, you can spout off as many racist comments as you want without being branded a racist.
Exhibit A: Representative Rashida Tlaib.
Tlaib and her fellow members of the Squad—AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Arianna Pressley— utter hateful, anti-Semitic, and racist rhetoric every single day, and they just continue to get away with it.
If it was Donald Trump—or any other Republican, for that matter—spewing similar bigotry, then the media would be in full freak-out mode and the internet would crash from the number tweets calling for his head on a pike.
Tlaib’s bigotry was on full display recently when she visited the Detroit Police Department. She lashed out at the police chief over the department’s use of facial recognition software, which she claims should only be operated by black officers so as not to be biased against criminals that may also be black.
I am not kidding.
In her mind, white people can’t be trusted.
The Daily Wire reported, “Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib(MI) created controversy this week when she suggested that anyone who was not black could not adequately perform tasks related to operating facial recognition software in the Detroit Police Department, remarks that drew sharp condemnation from the head of the department.
‘Analysts need to be African Americans, not people that are not,’ Tlaib told Detroit Police Chief James Craig. ‘Non-African Americans think African Americans all look the same.”
Craig immediately responded to Tlaib: ‘I trust people who are trained regardless of race and regardless of gender. It is about the training.’
Later, speaking to a local news outlet, Craig said: ‘The fact that she made the statement, what does that say to the members of this department who are analysts, who are trained, who are white? They in some way can’t do their job professionally? That’s insulting.’”
Well-spoken. Good for him. It is deplorable for a sitting congresswoman to throw police officers in her district under the bus. She is unnecessarily piling on law enforcement, something many on the Left do far too often.
Being the classy person that she is, Tlaib tweeted this about the Detroit Police Department: “You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls**t*.”
She seems so pleasant.
The Detroit Police Department responded by tweeting, “@Rashida Tlaib. Before you criticize the software, come to our Real Timed Crime Center to see how we do @detroitplice responsibly use it in efforts to identify criminals involved in violent crimes. Let’s set a date.”
Of course, Tlaib ended up showing up for a tour but made a fool out of herself in the process.
She is a vulgar person, judging by many profane statements that she has made, including saying that the Democrats should impeach “the M****F***ER,” referring to President Trump.
Her campaign is now selling T-Shirts with the profane statement emblazoned on the front.
The city of Detroit and the rest of her district must be so proud.
Just because she is a woman of color doesn’t mean she can’t be a racist herself. Saying that white people are unable to perform a task is a racist statement and should be condemned the same as if a white congressman said something similar about black police officers.
Racism is racism, no matter the race of the person uttering the hate.