As Twitchy told you, GOP Rep. Steve King is under heavy fire — deservedly so — for straight-up defending white nationalism and white supremacy in a recent interview with the New York Times.
There’s no shortage of ways to go after King for this. But leave it to actor-comedian Patton Oswalt to figure out how not to do it:
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 10, 2019
Oswalt’s referring to Rashida Tlaib being criticized for telling a cheering crowd about the time she vowed to “impeach the motherf*cker”:
Does Oswalt honestly believe that’s why so many conservatives have a problem with Tlaib?
Please don’t gloss over her antisemitism
— hillduh (@Hillduh7) January 10, 2019
Just this week, Tlaib dusted off the blatantly anti-Semitic dual-loyalty accusation:
They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away. https://t.co/KkmqjR58ZM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 7, 2019
Which happens to be a favorite of — you guessed it! — white supremacists. And Tlaib’s got plenty more anti-Semitism where that came from. So she actually checks one of the white supremacists’ biggest boxes. If anything, she and King should be besties.
Cool you found the two anti-semites in Congress. For some reason you love one
— Transported Man (@TwoBord) January 10, 2019
Hey, don’t forget about Ilhan Omar!
Plenty of conservatives today are once again demanding that King be sent packing over these remarks. The same can’t be said for liberals when it comes to Rashida Tlaib.
As I watch my timeline fill with conservatives (rightly) dragging the everliving snot out of Steve King without being prompted to I wonder…
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) January 10, 2019
To be fair, we did ask them. They just didn’t care.
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