Detroit Jewish group supports Tlaib, despite Donald Trump’s comments
Over the last few weeks, President Donald Trump and his allies have engaged in a racist smear campaign against progressive women members of U.S. Congress, including our own Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit. Shamefully, Michigan Republicans in Congress and elsewhere have almost uniformly defended or ignored these horrific statements, and instead further escalated their attacks against Tlaib. As proud Michiganders, we will not allow Trump and his party to use racism to divide us from building the future we need.
At their heart, the smears against Tlaib and the other members of Congress are an attempt at distraction. Trump and Republicans recognize that their agenda only benefits the rich and powerful, and that they need to use these divisive strategies to appeal to a wider base of voters.
Americans strongly oppose their tax and budget cuts that overwhelmingly benefit the rich and harm middle and working class families, their assault on regulations designed to protect our environment and our workers, and the sharp decline in enforcement against white-collar crime, letting the rich and powerful off the hook for crimes they commit against working people.