Uh-Oh, Joe: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says 'We Aren't Interested In Unity'

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Former vice president Joe Biden might be interested in unity, but Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib isn’t.

Since being crowned by the media as the presumptive winner of the presidential election (side note: no winner has officially been declared), Biden has repeatedly called for unity between Americans on both sides of a widely divided political aisle, blaming Trump for creating the schism that’s so firmly split the public on just about every major issue.

But according to Tlaib, a self-described socialist who once blasted Trump in front of a group of her supporters and demanded that Congress "impeach the motherf***er," far-left progressives in Biden’s party “are not interested in unity” unless it’s on their terms – which kind of defeats the whole purpose.

“We are not interested in unity that asks people to sacrifice their freedom and their rights any longer,” Tlaib told Politico. “And if we truly want to unify our country, we have to really respect every single voice. We say that so willingly when we talk about Trump supporters, but we don't say that willingly for my Black and brown neighbors and from LGBTQ neighbors or marginalized people.” 

She added that calls to bring the American people together depend on “silencing” voices of progressives.

“Me not being able to speak on behalf of many of my neighbors right now, many of which are Black neighbors, means me being silenced. I can't be silent,” she said.

And when it comes to bringing people together, it looks like Biden might be in the sad minority among even his own party. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for "archiving" the names of Trump supporters for future punishment, while Michelle Obama took to Twitter shortly after Election Day to demonize 71 million Trump voters as "supporting lies, hate, chaos, and division." One far-left group has already created the "Trump Accountability Project" to collect the names of former Trump staffers and supporters and ruin their future careers.

So much for coming together. 

 

 

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