Tlaib Defends Omar, Says Racists Want to ‘Police’ Women of Color

Thursday on MSNBC’s Live, Rep. Rashida Tlaib defended Rep. Ilhan Omar for dismissing the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something.”

“My sister Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib said. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by being a refugee herself. She sees what terrorism can do, she sees what violence can do to a whole country, to a whole people. Taking it out of context, this is just pure racist act by many of those, hateful acts by those because she does speak truth when she talks about different issues they don’t disagree with.

“I’m not for policing people. That’s what they’re doing to us women of color,” she added.