The Nation: Rashida Tlaib – There’s a ‘Real Human Impact of Doing Nothing’
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Rashida Tlaib. (Photo By Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call / AP Images)
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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a veteran defender of civil rights and civil liberties with big ideas about how to serve her constituents in the Detroit area, usher in a new era of economic, social and racial justice in the United States, and promote peace and cooperation on the global stage. Unfortunately, since she arrived in Washington, she’s been targeted by Republican members of Congress, right-wing media, and even the president; they’ve crudely and dishonestly attacked Tlaib, seeking to marginalize the first Palestinian-American Muslim women ever to serve in the US House.
It’s been rough. But she is not backing down.
Tlaib is being heard in Congress and across the country. People are listening to this remarkable attorney and activist, who draws inspiration and strength from her immigrant family and from the Detroit labor, civil rights, and social justice communities with which she has long been involved.
This week on Next Left, we talk with Rashida Tlaib about her political roots, her ideas, and her determination to hold the president of the United States to account—using the impeachment powers accorded the House in the United States Constitution.
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