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Mon May 13, 2019, 11:36 AM

God, I hate Fox News! [View all]

The Fox News site features a photo of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib with a caption underneath saying:

House Republican leaders are calling on Speaker Pelosi to 'take action' against Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib for saying that thinking about the Holocaust gives her a 'calming feeling'; Peter Doocy has the details from Washington.

But as the Fox News article itself reveals, she didn't mean that the Holocaust gives her a "calming feeling", as if she somehow approved of it. Her comment was actually about the displacement of Palestinians after the war:

"There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people's passports," Tlaib said on the podcast's most recent episode, published Friday. "And, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time. And, I love the fact that it was my ancestors that provided that, right, in many ways, but they did it in a way that took their human dignity away and it was forced on them."

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