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Tlaib Defends Omar’s 9/11 Comments: ‘She Does Speak Truth’

"Taking it out of context this is just pure racist act by many of those, hateful act by those because she does speak truth..."

By NTK Staff | 04.11.2019 @12:10pm

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defended controversial comments made by her colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks during an interview on MSNBC Thursday, saying Omar “does speak truth.”

While speaking at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, Omar referred to the 9/11 terrorist attacks as an incident in which “some people did something.”

MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asked Tlaib about Omar’s comments and whether she thought Omar should have chosen her words more carefully.

“They do this all the time to us, especially women of color. They do that. They take our words out of context because they are afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power,” Tlaib said. “My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and their civil rights.”

“Taking it out of context, this is just [a] pure racist act by many of those, hateful act by those because she does speak truth,” Tlaib added.

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