Rashida Tlaib Short Biography
Rashida Tlaib is an American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district since 2019. As a member of the Democratic Party, Tlaib represented the 6th and 12th districts of the Michigan House of Representatives before her election to Congress.
Anti-Semitic Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib just deleted this tweet! She thought that she could exploit a mass shooting that left three Jews dead. The gunman was not a white supremacist, he was a black radical that hated Jews and police. But this doesn’t fit her narrative! pic.twitter.com/NTOMLlPZE3
— BDS Report (@BDSreport) December 12, 2019
Tlaib is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). She and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are the third and fourth DSA members to serve in Congress and the first female DSA members to serve in Congress. Tlaib has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and advocated the impeachment of President Donald Trump. On foreign affairs, she has sharply criticized the Israeli government, called for an end to U.S. aid to Israel, and expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Tlaib is a member of the informal group known as “The Squad” along with Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Rashida Tlaib Personal Life
In 1998, at the age of 22, Tlaib married Fayez Tlaib. They have two sons, Adam and Yousif. The couple has since divorced. In 2018 a campaign spokesperson called Tlaib a single mother.
She is 43 years old.
Rashida Tlaib is Slammed for Deleting her Tweet that Wrongly Blamed ‘White Supremacy’ for the Deadly Jersey City Shooting at a Kosher Supermarket
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has been slammed for wrongly blaming white supremacy for the deadly Jersey City shooting at a kosher supermarket.
The Democratic congresswoman had tweeted a photo of one of the three slain victims shot down inside the JC Kosher Supermarket on Tuesday in an attack that authorities have said was ‘fueled’ by anti-Semitism.
“This is heartbreaking. White Supremacy Kills”, she tweeted from her personal Twitter account on Thursday.
Tlaib appeared to delete the tweet soon after.
Tlaib also tweeted about the shooting on her official Twitter account without referencing white supremacy.
“It was beyond heartbreaking to learn of what appears to be another anti-Semitic act of violence. The hate growing in our country is toxic”,’ the tweet said.
We must do so much more to fight it and stem the tide of gun violence. My love goes out to the victims, the first responders, their families, and the community of #JerseyCity”, she claimed.
That tweet remains on her official page.
Tlaib’s now-deleted tweet came on the same day that New Jersey’s attorney general Gurbir Grewal said the two killers who stormed the kosher market were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement.
The gunmen, David N. Anderson and Francine Graham had five guns, including an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun, when they burst into the store in an attack that left the scene littered with several hundred shell casings.
‘The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that we’re investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs,’ the attorney general claimed.
He said social media posts, witness interviews, and other evidence reflected the couple’s hatred of Jews and police.
Grewal said the attackers had expressed interest in a fringe religious group called the Black Hebrew Israelites, whose members often rail against Jews and whites.
— Nelson Rubio (@meandthewriter) December 12, 2019
- The attackers killed three people in the store, in addition to a police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hours-long gun battle with police Tuesday.
- Jewish community and weighed heavily on the minds of more than 300 people who attended a vigil Wednesday night at a synagogue about a mile from where the shootings took place
- Anderson was 47 years old while Graham was 50 years old