Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) accused Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) of a “racist act” in presenting a black Housing and Urban Development official as refutation of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s claim that the President is “racist.”
“Just to make a note, Mr. Chairman, just because someone has a person of color, a black people working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist,” Tlaib said after question Cohen. “And it is even insensitive, some would even say the fact that someone would even use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.
“I am not calling the gentleman, Mr. Meadows, a racist for doing so. I’m saying that in itself, it is a racist act,” Tlaib added after Meadows defended himself.