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MRP calls on Democrats to Censure Tlaib

LANSING, Mich., May 12, 2019 – The following is a statement from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s recent appearance on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" in which the congresswoman stated, “There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people's passports, and, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time.”

“Anti-Semitism and hate have no place in civilized discourse. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have failed our nation by repeatedly ignoring despicable comments from members of their caucus. This dereliction of duty is unacceptable. It’s time to hold Rashida Tlaib accountable by censuring the Congresswoman for her recent comments. Anything less is a sign that anti-Semitism is acceptable within today’s Democrat Party.”