Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who has a disturbing history of anti-semitism, jumped on the chance to blame Tuesday’s Jersey City murders on white supremacists – despite the fact that the attackers had already been identified as members of the Black Hebrew Israelites.
“This is heartbreaking,” Tlaib tweeted two days after the attack. “White supremacy kills.”
Um, we’re sure that it does, but that’s a pretty significant non sequitur when talking about an attack carried out by two black shooters named David Anderson and Francine Grahm.
Incidentally, this isn’t the first time this year that Americans have heard from the cult known as the Black Hebrew Israelites. The group was present at the Lincoln Memorial in January, and video evidence showed that they were taunting the white kids from Covington Catholic High School. It was to this taunting that the Covington kids were reacting – a fact that was conveniently downplayed (if not outright ignored) by media coverage in the aftermath.
In a tweet condemning Tlaib’s, journalist Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll wrote: “It’s telling, and frankly sick, that Tlaib tweeted out sympathies for the Jews that were murdered blaming it on white supremacists. Didn’t care enough to find out what happened. Just enough to use dead Jews for her political agenda.”
To giver her a benefit of the doubt that she doesn’t deserve, maybe Tlaib gets her national news from the fruitcakes at ABC’s The View. Because on Wednesday, co-host Joy Behar was among the first left-wing idiots to blame the murders on white supremacy.
“Is it anti-Semitic? What happened?” she asked of guest Chris Christie.
Behar, who at least had the cover of not knowing who the suspects were at that time, listened to Christie call for prayer before turning her attention on President Trump.
“You will concede that the national — these white nationalists have been let out of their holes,” she said. “The liar in chief is the one who spouting all this stuff! He’s the one. Well just the other day he used an anti-Semitic trope. Trump did. I mean, he’s the worst one! And he’s at the top!”
Tlaib quickly deleted her tweet, but Behar’s foolishness will live on in infamy.
Of course, when you compare this situation to the mountains of nonsense that these two women have spewed, it’s hardly a drop in the bucket.