A freshman member of the House of Representatives weighed in on this week’s “concentration camp” kerfuffle, accusing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and the GOP of “bullying” women of color.
“The continued policing and bullying by Liz and her crew of the WOC members of Congress is just proof that the GOP don’t have a policy agenda for the American people. Instead they want to focus on a hate agenda that doesn’t better our lives, but divides us more,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said on Twitter.
The continued policing and bullying by Liz and her crew of the WOC members of Congress is just proof that the GOP don't have a policy agenda for the American people. Instead they want to focus on a hate agenda that doesn't better our lives, but divides us more.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 20, 2019
Earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused President Donald J. Trump’s administration of running “concentration camps” of migrants at the southern border, sparking major backlash. Ocasio-Cortez’s critics accused her of downplaying the Holocaust, as the term “concentration camp” carries a connotation of Adolf Hitler’s WWII death camps.
“Please [AOC] do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this,” Cheney said.
Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this. https://t.co/NX5KPPb2Hl
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) June 18, 2019
Since then, a raging debate has ensued between lawmakers – whose salaries we pay with our tax dollars – on Twitter over the meaning of the term “concentration camp.”
“Also [Liz Cheney] the fact that you employed the horrifying word ‘exterminated’ here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading. Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday.
Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s *you* that needs to brush up on your reading.
Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them. https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
The back-and-forth which has persisted for days culminated in Tlaib’s Thursday Tweet, which, in essence, accuses Republicans of being racists for arguing with Ocasio-Cortez.
There was only one way this rousing debate could end, and that was it.
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California Democrat Harley Rouda Has a Restraining Order Against Him- Filed by His Own Mother!
That’s a new one!
A California freshman Democrat has a restraining order filed against him- by his own mother!
Harley Rouda, who represents California’s 48th Congressional district, has had a restraining order filed against him by his mother, Marlese Rouda, since 2011. View the document here. Rogue Review first reported on the bizarre legal development on Tuesday.
Rouda is legally restrained from “directly or indirectly harassing, annoying, interfering with, harassing by telephone, assaulting, or doing bodily harm, to Defendant, Marlese N. Rouda…”
Maybe a restraining order from an ex-girlfriend or wife is one thing, but it’s somewhat of a legal novelty to have a restraining order filed against you by your own mother. The order was granted by a judge in a Franklin County, Ohio Court Division of Domestic Relations, so it’s likely he engaged in poor behavior of some kind against his own mother.
An earlier clause in the restraining order bars Rouda from selling, destroying or taking possession of any household property belonging to his mother, suggesting the order might’ve been granted after Harley Rouda stole or sold some of his mother’s possessions.
Rouda is a freshman Democrat running for reelection in the Orange County District against Republican Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel. California Republicans view the formerly red, now purple congressional seat as within their reach after a Republican retook the nearby 25th district in a special election earlier this year.
There might be some mothers who have second thoughts about voting for Rouda’s reelection, after finding out that he hasn’t exactly been the most loving son to his own mother.
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