Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Minn., and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have embarrassed women the world over by saying they held hands during “triggering” moments of Trump’s State of the Union address. Really.
If you can’t count on your elected representative to behave like an adult and stand up for her political convictions without crying, withering or shrinking, you shouldn’t be an elected official.
For all of the left’s lecturing about women’s rights, these two just took respect for professional, smart and independent women to a new low.
Imagine holding hands with your female coworker at a staff meeting because you thought the boss was going to say something you’d rather not hear.
Notwithstanding the multitude of other problems these two women have brought to the political forefront—corruption, financial mismanagement and anti-Semitism—they have made a mockery of women in politics.
Although there was no hand holding by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., or Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., they too, showed an appalling lack of bravado, with Ocasio Cortez not even attending the time-honored event. Her excuse?
“Ultimately, we knew what was going to come. We knew it was going to be racist, Islamophobic, classist [and] history denying. I just didn’t feel like spending my evening legitimizing that.”
And to show she wasn’t afraid at all, the fourth squad member, Ayanna Pressley said she didn’t want to give anyone the opportunity to “weaponize” images of her making disapproving faces at the president into internet “memes.”
Seems like Tlaib, who so infamously said she was going to impeach the “motherf**ker,” following her election to the U.S. House isn’t so tough after all. All four squad women have shown themselves to be special snowflakes after all. It’s also why the right adores tough-talking, hard-hitting judge Jeanine Pirro.