Rashida Tlaib on Congress: 'I Feel Insane When I’m There’

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 9, 2020 | 4:14pm EST
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(CNSNews.com) - Speaking at an anti-war rally in Detroit on Sunday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) said that when she is in Congress she feels “insane.”

“I just want you to know it is an honor representing you, but I feel insane when I’m there. I do,” Tlaib told the people attending the rally.

“But you all make me feel sane, because this is wrong,” she said.

Before that, apparently directing her words directly at President Trump, Tlaib said: “You chose death over peace. You chose death over human life. The hypocrisy of our foreign policy is unbelievable. Now that I’m a member I can see it.

They do not—completely do not—understand the connection of our future, of all the different decisions we are, of our, literally, our viability, our emotional health,” said Tlaib.

“When you do this you really hurt, literally, generations of children that will then never, ever truly understand what it means to live in a peaceful, beautiful world that doesn’t choose death, but chooses life,” she said. “It chooses peace. It chooses love.”

Here is the transcript of part of Tlaib’s speech at the anti-war rally:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib: "...You chose death over peace. You chose death over human life. The hypocrisy of our foreign policy is unbelievable. Now that I’m a member I can see it. They do not—completely do not—understand the connection of our future, of all the different decisions we are, of our, literally, our viability, our emotional health. When you do this you really hurt, literally, generations of children that will then never, ever truly understand what it means to live in a peaceful, beautiful world that doesn’t choose death, but chooses life. It chooses peace. It chooses love.

"I mean, this is not a game. And, again, I want all of you to, I just want you to know it is an honor representing you, but I feel insane when I’m there. I do. But you all make me feel sane, because this is wrong.

"I don’t care what political party you are part of. Many of you are just a humanist, and I love that about you. You’re not even choosing political party, you are choosing the right thing. You’re a humanist.

"You’re—Like my son says: This is about people-ism.

"I just want you all to know: Thank you for making me feel sane. Thank you.

"And I want you to know, and deep down you know this, and I hope you are hopeful for this: There are more of us than them. There are more of us than them. I promise you, there are more of us than them.

"Thanks you. God, bless you."





 

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