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UPDATE: Rep. Tlaib Defends Ilhan Omar, Says Critics Trying to 'Police Women of Color’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.11.19

Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defended her Democratic colleague Ilhan Omar’s controversial remarks regarding the 9/11 terror attacks Thursday; saying she was intentionally being “policed” because she’s a “woman of color.”

“You think her words are being taken out of context, and you’re comfortable with what she said?” asked a reporter from MSNBC.

“Yeah, I’m not for policing people, that’s what they’re doing to us women of color. This is a diverse class. They’ve never had two Muslim women. They’ve never had a Palestinian-American, they’ve never had a woman who’s a refugee,” said Rep. Tlaib.

“It’s an institution that just isn’t ready for people like us,” she added.