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Dem Rep: I’ve Never Felt More Palestinian Than I Do in Congress

"But I'm more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world..."

By NTK Staff | 04.17.2019 @9:52am

“But I’m more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world…”Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said that she never felt more Palestinian than she does in the halls Congress while addressing the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights on Sunday.

“You know myself, Ilhan [Omar], and all of us, we watch that people are policing what we say,” Tlaib said. “‘What do you mean by that Rashida? Do you condemn this?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know, did you condemn that?”

“Honestly, I never felt more Palestinian than I ever felt in Congress. Even in Palestine when I’m visiting my grandmother I’m more American,” Tlaib said. “But I’m more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the country, in the world. And that just tells you, just the fact that they weren’t ready for us, they really weren’t. But we were ready for this.”

A video of Tlaib’s speech was posted to YouTube on Monday.

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