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Hayes Slams ‘Bad Faith’ Republicans for ‘Twisting’ Tlaib’s Anti-Semitism


***To read the full blog, please check out the complete post on NewsBusters***

MSNBC host Chris Hayes was apparently playing the role of an apologist for anti-Semitic liberals Tuesday as he danced around the facts and defended Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN). Declaring “Republicans are now on day two of their latest sustained round of bad faith attacks against Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib”, he was setting up his interview with Omar.

Completely ignoring CNN’s devastating fact-check of Tlaib’s attempt at revisionist history (falsely claiming Palestinians gave their lives to help found Israel when they actually sided with Hitler), Hayes claimed Tlaib was simply “expressing the personal meaning she derives from her ancestors' land in what is now Israel being used to create a safe haven for Jews after the horrors of the Holocaust.”

That sentiment has been twisted in truly odious ways from an accusation of anti-Semitism by the Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, to absolutely vile remarks from Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney suggesting that Tlaib was trying to delegitimize Israel,” he continued with no mention of the Democrats who were disgusted by the comments.


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