WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding comments Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made on a podcast, in which she stated thinking of the Holocaust gave her a “calming feeling.”
“There is no justification for the twisted and disgusting comments made by Rashida Tlaib just days after the annual Day of Holocaust Remembrance. More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust; there is nothing ‘calming’ about that fact.
“Unfortunately, this is far from the first display of heinous anti-Semitic comments coming from Democrat House members this year, and it’s clear this is now the norm for their caucus. It’s long past time for Speaker Pelosi to take swift action and make it clear that these vile comments have no place in Congress.”