Look, we’re perfectly happy to excuse as just clumsy wording Rep. Rashida Tlaib saying that the Holocaust remembrance had given her a “calming feeling,” and anyone accusing her of saying the Holocaust gives her a calming feeling is being disingenuous.

But while Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have both dismissed complaints about Tlaib’s statement as typical GOP “smears,” neither one has bothered to touch upon what really has people bothered: the historical revisionism that people who know the truth refuse to accept and have gone public to correct.

Earlier we posted a fantastic thread by Jeff Jacoby, complete with the front pages of newspapers from the time, showing Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini meeting with future ally Adolf Hitler. “Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany,” Husseini wrote, “was a free hand to eradicate every last Jew from Palestine & the Arab world.”

Heck, even CNN did an on-air fact-check of her claim.

So, no, no one owes Tlaib an apology for calling her out on her historical inaccuracies. Yahoo News has posted the podcast segment in question; judge for yourself if her critics are taking her out of context:

Yeah, the “coming from a place of love” thing is darling, but Palestinians sacrificing themselves to provide a “safe haven” for Jews following the Holocaust?

And that’s what has people so worked up — or what should have the Democrats worked up enough to stop calling for apologies and maybe get their own house in order.


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