Rep. Rashida Tlaib managed to pull off a victory in Michigan’s 13th district against Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Democratic House primary race, all but guaranteeing the Squad will once again be reunited after the November election.
Much of the primary race was centered around issues of race. Tlaib has a lot of resources that she deployed to overcome Jones as well.
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
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Tlaib and Jones first met in the 2018 special election to replace the late Rep. John Conyers. Conyers had resigned over sexual misconduct accusations at the height of the #MeToo movement. Jones won the four-way special election before Tlaib clinched victory by fewer than 1,000 votes five weeks later. The second contest was against a more crowded six-way field for the longer stint in Washington. All four of their former general election rivals backed Jones, a 15-year councilor.
Polling was sparse throughout the race, but a Target-Insyght poll late last month had Tlaib in front, 53% to 24% . The Palestinian-American, who along with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was one of the first two Muslim women to win seats in Congress, was leading in the cash stakes. She raised $2.9 million, in contrast to Jones’ $140,000 in July. Jones was disadvantaged after contracting COVID-19 as well.
Michigan’s 13th district is predominately African American. And Jones, who is black, earned a slew of endorsements from prominent community members after George Floyd’s death sparked weeks of demonstrations against racial injustice across the country.
It staggers the mind just how hypocritical liberals are when it comes to taking the things they lecture Americans about and applying it to their own personally held beliefs and actions.
For example, Tlaib has an established record of making anti-Semitic statements. Despite the fact this is a form of racism, hardly anyone said anything to rebuke her for her hateful words. No one “cancelled” her. She wasn’t asked to step down, though if a Republican made those comments you can guarantee their career would be over.
It’s sickening, isn’t it?