Their voices are shushed and reduced? Then why is CNN doing a segment on all the attention Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib are getting?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 12, 2019
As always, CNN comes through with the chyron: “Some freshmen house Dems bring energy and issues.” Yes, they certainly have issues. On Monday, Tlaib lamented the station of women of color in Congress who must fight through the hate to be heard.
The hardest part of serving in Congress as a WOC & as a "first" is how people hear you differently. No matter how much we take on the hate & stay true to who we are through our experiences, our voices are shushed and reduced. We aren't perfect, but neither is this institution.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 12, 2019
Might we suggest that Congress was never perfect, but it certainly was much closer to perfect before the newest hot mess of a freshman class was sworn in?
What was the purpose of this tweet, anyway? To garner sympathy? To take Congress down a peg? It’s hard out here for a congresswoman who sits down to dinner with a prominent donor who compares Israel to ISIS and publishes her work in Louis Farrakhan’s newsletter.
Also not easy if you are incompetent.
— jamesb_bkk (@jamesb_bkk) February 12, 2019
Your voice would be "shushed and reduced" less if you weren't prone to calling people "m0therfu¢ker" in front of dozens of people shooting video and refusing to apologize.
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) February 12, 2019
Please stop playing the victim & color cards. And no one is trying to ‘shush’ you.
Many are just legitimately hurt, offended and insulted by your hateful rhetoric.
Being Member of Congress also comes with responsibility and you will be called out when you act inappropriatelyj
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) February 12, 2019
Crazy how when you say antisemitic things people hear antisemitic things. Weird!
— Conner Culhane (@Conner65926089) February 12, 2019
If anything you get more of a free pass for your antisemitism than would otherwise be the case.
— Rebecca Riley ☀️🌎🌲🦋🌈✡️ (@emprestheodora) February 12, 2019
What is it you’re referring to? Being asked not to repeat antisemitic tropes? Is that burdensome for you? You’re an elected official. Grown ups have to be measured in their speech. Part of the job.
— isabelle kirshner (@ikirshner) February 12, 2019
In context of the last couple of days, this reads as "we should be allowed to get away with saying things that are antisemitic, because we're WOC and it's true to who we are," neither of which is an acceptable excuse. https://t.co/CdVzMfHkyO
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) February 12, 2019
One of the most talked about new members of Congress, incessantly slobbered over by the MSM, a freshman with massive name recognition, but sure, you're being "shushed and reduced" https://t.co/VkwJexWysu
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 12, 2019
"We aren't perfect" = "We're anti-Semites"
It's so hard when people actually start calling you on your anti-Semitism. https://t.co/MLKiMNoyOz
— Mary Strow (@marylanestrow) February 12, 2019
— Xander Letts (@lexgooner88) February 12, 2019
Oh no darling. You are mistaken. this "institution", or the American people's House, is already perfect. What's imperfect is that someone like you with anti- American ideologies is part of it for now. https://t.co/tRbEIFfFYO
— Plato's Dialogues (@Manishka78) February 12, 2019
Nice of you to subtweet the entire Democratic leadership of the House. We're going to keep shushing anti-Semitic remarks as long as there are people making them.
— Daniel Schwarz (@dschwarz) February 12, 2019
Well, if you’re truthful and stand for the right causes, then maybe life will get easier for you. Spread hatred and lies, well, you’ll what comes out of that.
— ErikB.ForPresident (@erikbforpreside) February 12, 2019
Condemning the antisemitism implied by inviting a pro-Hezbollah activist to your swearing in ceremony or writing a column for an official publication of the Nation of Islam, is not shushing you. https://t.co/CbPfj3CDwe
— Morgan Wirthlin (@morganwirthlin) February 12, 2019
You literally go to dinners with Palestinian terrorists. You tweeted about it. No one made you. https://t.co/sIMG91fEyq
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 12, 2019
Umm, you’re pretty good at spewing hatred it seems, so it’s ok for you but not those who disagree with you?
— Thomas (@tyarborough61) February 12, 2019
You're the hater. That's why we take on you.
— kerry ⭐⭐⭐ (@K1erry) February 12, 2019
Presumably you had studied the institution and the Constitution before you ran for office. You’re a Member of Congress now; act like it.
— Maryjo (@JacobiJephson) February 12, 2019
My goodness look at this ludicrous arrogance and demand to be treated by a double standard masquerading as self-pity https://t.co/6S0BrVjdTP
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) February 12, 2019
No one is reducing your voice. If anything your voice has been magnified. You have received far more attention than a typical rookie Congresswoman. I wish you used this megaphone more responsibly instead of wasting this opportunity on self-pity and pandering. https://t.co/AGUQjAggqp
— Oliver Cash (@OliverCash9) February 12, 2019
— Dominic (@theBXkid) February 12, 2019
in the military we believe in accountability, and we also don't pity ourselves. Weren't you elected to be a leader?
— Abby Malchow (@AbbyMalchow) February 12, 2019
Or, and here’s an idea, you could actually learn something. You could listen to a constituency, try and understand their POV, and become a leader. That’s a choice you have: grow as a person and political leader.
— SezYou (@you_sez) February 12, 2019
Correct, when you are a first, when you are elected, you represent. So get with the program & do better. Hate or inspiring hate is not acceptable towards anybody or any group. Your life as a private citizen is over, what you say matters.
— Sam Miller (@sammiller686) February 12, 2019
There is a difference between being “shushed and reduced” and being disagreed with. Please be prepared to engage in logical differences. It might just be that your view is in need of adjustment to represent the people and not your view.
— Memyself (@AndreaDietrich5) February 12, 2019
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