WATCH: Rashida Tlaib Wants Hunger Strikes to Shut Down ICE
Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib recently told supporters they need to do more than protest on social media, and cited others who are going as far as hunger strikes to convince Republicans to back down.
While speaking to supporters at a fundraiser earlier this week, Tlaib said it is the responsibility of Americans to “shut down” Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and convince Republicans to forego any type of border security.
“It’s going to take movements outside the halls of Congress, rooms outside the White House,” said Tlaib, “I want you all to shut them down. We can shut them down. Don’t wait for this Congress to act, shut them down.”
Realizing how strange this must sound to those listening, she went on to expand on her command.
“I know what they’re going to say to me, ‘What do you mean, Rashida?’ Well I’ll tell you,” she said. “There are some people that are using hunger strikes, all these other things.”
She also told her supporters she was planning on “going to the border” and encouraged them to do the same, though she did not explain what this will do to impact policy decisions made in Washington, D.C.
Tlaib, who shares a blood relation with her ex husband, is apparently only interested in the human rights of illegal aliens, and not homosexuals from around the world.
Last week, she refused to condemn the horrifying policy in the Muslim theocracy of Brunei, which will now punish homosexual acts by stoning homosexuals to death in a public setting.
Neither Tlaib, or her fellow Muslim congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar, would condemn the barbaric, brutal, and morally reprehensible homophobic policy.