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.
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.