Tlaib Rips Dem Leadership, Says ‘Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Exist For Muslim’ Congresswomen

Tlaib Rips Dem Leadership, Says ‘Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Exist For Muslim’ Congresswomen


Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Thursday blasted her party’s leaders and declared that freedom of speech “doesn’t exist” for Muslim congresswomen after House Democratic leadership reprimanded her colleague and fellow progressive, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is Muslim.

“Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress,” Tlaib wrote in a tweet blasted out Thursday afternoon.

“House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color,” she added.

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Tlaib was elected in 2018 at the same time as Omar, a Somali-born former refugee, and together the two became the first Muslim congresswomen.

Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.

— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 10, 2021

Tlaib’s apparent exasperation was prompted by Democratic leadership’s response to

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