According to a new report, freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has promoted four debunked stories so far in 2019, and she has not apologized once for the spread of misinformation.
There was Amari Allen, the 12-year-old black girl from Virginia who claimed she was pinned down by white students and had her dreadlocks cut. The young girl has since said the story was completely false and apologized.
Tlaib promoted the story. She did later retweet an apology, but she avoided making any comment of her own on the hoax.
You are beautiful, Amari Allen. You are courageous & strong. You are loved.
You see, Amari, you may not feel it now, but you have a power that threatens their core. I can’t wait to watch you use it and thrive.
Stay strong. https://t.co/57rtAYby3h
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 28, 2019
It’s been reported that Amari Allen, a black student who attends Immanuel Christian School, has admitted her allegations made against 3 white classmates weren’t true. I’m extending my apology to the accused white children, parents, school & public for fueling false accusations. https://t.co/INZzFZ4qvN pic.twitter.com/uVU0spaLCM
— Big Boss (@escapedmatrix) September 30, 2019
Tlaib was also one of the many behind spreading false reports about Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann this year.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 19, 2019
She also threw her support behind Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor who claimed he was attacked by men wearing Make America Great Again hats. He said the men tied a noose around his neck and tried pouring bleach down his throat. Police investigated and found no evidence of the incident actually happening. Two men also came forward to say they were paid by Smollett to take part in the hoax.
“When one of the most famous black and gay men in America is not safe, the message is clearer than it has ever been.” The dangerous lies spewing from the right wing is killing & hurting our people.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 30, 2019
Georgia Democratic lawmaker Erica Thomas also claimed in July that she was told by a man to “go back” to where she came from. Tlaib was more than happy to buy into the story.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 20, 2019
Thomas told reporters the following day after her claim that she wasn’t even sure if the man actually told her to “go back.”
Tlaib has a questionable history when it comes to bigotry. She has been accused by many of being anti-Semitic, and she even recently suggested that only black people should be allowed to use facial recognition software utilized by police departments.
What’s frightening is that this person who is so willing to buy into fake news is an actual lawmaker.
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