Rep. Tlaib presides over House floor despite anti-Semitic remarks

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UPDATED 7:37 AM PT — Thursday, May 16, 2019

Rashida Tlaib became the first Islamic representative to wield the gavel Wednesday despite widespread criticism over her anti-Semitic remarks. She was allowed to entertain requests of one-minute speeches, following the vote on a tribal lands bill.

House Republicans recently blasted Tlaib over her attempts to downplay the role of Holocaust in history.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., questions Michael Cohen as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Tlaib also gave one-hour of floor time to her ally Jan Schakowsky, who delivered a speech in defense of the Russian collusion hoax.

“My fellow members and I will be reading excerpts taken directly from the (Mueller) report, documenting Russian campaign to secure a Trump presidency,” she stated.

Earlier this week, Schakowsky came to the defense of Tlaib and her peer Ilhan Omar, accusing their critics of so-called “Islamophobia.” The trio appears to believe they could join efforts to impeach President Trump.

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