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Democratic freshman legislator Tlaib raises the specter of racism during Cohen’s testimony

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Accusations of racism swirled Wednesday, while Michael Cohen ‘ s congressional testimony, a Democratic house freshman, Rashida Tlaib, appeared to accuse fellow lawmakers of the Mark meadows racist.

Tlaib, D – Mich., the chamber turned to, as your remarks on a trump-employees-who’d been invited to the hearing by meadows, R-N. C.

“Just because someone is a person of color, black people are working for you, doesn’t mean they are racist, and it is insensitive, some would even say, the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this Committee, alone, is racist in itself.”

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An emotional meadows fired again, said Lynne Patton, has a trump card, the assistant and official in the Department of housing and Urban development, wanted to be present, in support of President Trump. He asked that Tlaib are deleted observations from the data set.

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“My nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that. You know, Mr. Chairman. And to show that I asked someone who pointed a personal friend of the Trump family that worked for him, who knows this certain Person (Cohen), that they come in a prop-it is racist to claim that I asked you to come here for this reason.”

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., The Chairman of the Committee, asked to formulate Tlaib “” your comments.

“I want to make sure I understand, you were not intending to call Mr meadows, a racist, is that right?” Cummings asked.

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“No, Mr. Chairman, I have not to call you Mr meadows a racist. I’m trying as a person of color, only to Express myself, how I felt in that moment, and so, just for the record, that was my intention.”

Meadows defended his decision to invite Patton.

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“They came because they felt like the President of the United States has always been falsely accused, and Mr. Chairman, you and I have a personal relationship that is not based on color. And even the direction is wrong.”

Cummings thanked meadows for his comments and added that the pair are the best of friends, but that he did not believe Tlaib, meadows a racist.

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“Of all the people on this Committee, I have it, and get in trouble, but they are one of my best friends said,” Cummings. “I could see and feel her pain. I can feel it. And I don’t think that Ms. Tlaib to cause the type of pain and the Art of frustration.”

Tlaib added this: “That was my intention, and I apologize if that’s what it sounded like. But I told someone in General, and as everyone knows in this chamber, I’m pretty direct. So if I wanted to say, I would have-but that’s not what I said.”

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Meadows of the chamber thanked prior to the revocation of its previous movement, your remarks struck from the record.

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