Rashida Tlaib has a serious primary opponent - who’s a Louis Farrakhan fan, by Aiden Pink
On the one hand, Rashida Tlaib has brought nothing to the Congressional table except her hatred (no matter what Andy Levin says). On the other hand, a replacement from her district might not be much better.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, has drawn the ire of many Jews during her first term for making statements that some saw as anti-Semitic. Now, she has a serious primary opponent in her Detroit-area district — who may have anti-Semitic baggage of her own.
Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones announced Wednesday that she would be running in the Democratic primary against Tlaib. Jones narrowly lost in the 2018 primary against Tlaib 31% to 30%, with multiple other candidates getting the remainder of the votes.
Jones, who has served on the Detroit City Council since 2005, has long been an outspoken supporter of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has been accused of anti-Semitism for decades.
Hatred is hatred no matter who it's coming from.
I'm not going to make any predictions as to who's going to win the August primary. John Conyers held his seat in this district from 1965 until he was forced to step down at age 89 in 2018 in the face of allegations that he mistreated female staff members. In short, this is a safe seat for Democrats. Tlaib received over 90% of the vote as there was no Republican opponent.
There are three Republicans on the13th district primary ballot, so this year, there will be an opponent for either Tlaib or Jones to face. Not that it will probably matter. And one hate-monger may or may not be replacing another hate-monger.
Even though Tlaib has powerful forces backing her, like CAIR, the biggest problem is that voters welcomed her to Congress and support her efforts.