(RightWingAmericans.com) – Rashida Tlaib, one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s squad, admitted that the reason she walked out of the House chamber on Tuesday was that she was triggered by the mere mention of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The social justice warrior-turned-congresswoman walked out on the speech as a protest against Trump, though her actions were roundly overshadowed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visible mental breakdown.
During President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, he mentioned the great work done by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and that was enough for Tlaib to get up and walk out.
In an interview with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, Tlaib said, “I think, you know, even the mention of Brett Kavanaugh for me is a trigger.”
She went on, “Just as a woman in America, the fact that he, you know, rightfully was accused, and having an incredibly strong woman come before the public and the world and tell her story of sexual assault by this person that was appointed to the Supreme Court is just – I couldn’t stand still and not do anything about it, and I needed to walk away from that.”
First of all, what does “rightfully was accused” mean? He was found innocent, and the accusations are completely unfounded. So which bit, exactly, means he was “rightfully” accused?
After the House approved two separate articles of impeachment late in 2019, Donald Trump is now considered a “forever impeached president,” and Tlaib touched on this.
She said, “He cannot continue to lie to the American people. He cannot continue to – not only what I saw in lie after lie, but also to mislead the public and use immigrants and use people of various different faiths to try to increase fear and just use fearmongering kind of politics. Look, we’re tired of the hate rhetoric. We’re tired of divisiveness in our country.”
Tlaib failed to offer any examples of what she perceived to be “lie after lie” and also didn’t offer any evidence that the president had misled the public.
Despite walking out, the State of the Union Address went ahead, in which the president also touted the accomplishments of Justice Neil Gorsuch.