Footage featuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) weeping crocodile tears over the January 6 Capitol debacle – which she was nowhere near – has gone viral.
In the video, the far-left member of The Squad claims the events at the Capitol evoked memories of death threats she purportedly received when she first took office.
“On my very first day of orientation, I got my first death threat,” Tlaib said. “It was a serious one. They took me aside, the FBI had to go to the gentleman’s home. I didn’t even get sworn in yet and someone wanted me dead for just existing. More came later. Uglier, more violent.”
“Each one paralyzed me each time,” she alleged, adding, “So what happened on Jan. 6, all I could do was thank Allah that I wasn’t here.”
People on Twitter saw right through the tearful pathos, with many pointing out Tlaib admitted she wasn’t at the Capitol on January 6.
Sooooooo…she was not there 🧐🤨
— T_C_A (@TanyaCAlvarez) February 5, 2021
Not a single member of Congress was harmed on January 6th, but judging from these speeches you would think they had gone through D-Day.
— Craig Zimmerman (@craigzimmerman6) February 5, 2021
You dropped this. pic.twitter.com/H7GUfqigGg
— Deinfringe 🚀 (@moa_wearemoa) February 5, 2021
What an act. Amazing.
— Brad (@TLB062685) February 5, 2021
— Jonathan Dale (@JonathanCDale) February 5, 2021
I’m an actor. These people would never get a callback. Wait…yes they would I forgot who they are….but still it would be a bad bad movie.
— Alec Rayme (@AlecRayme) February 5, 2021
Others highlighted Tlaib’s insanity by pointing to a previous outburst in which she tried to crash a Detroit Economic Club meeting in Aug. 2016, where then-candidate Donald Trump was delivering a speech.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) February 5, 2021
One keen Twitter user asked how other countries perceive the US with deranged politicians like Tlaib representing the country.
What does it say about the character of the United States that you can behave this way in Congress and still hope to be re-elected? What does it communicate about us to our enemies? https://t.co/7HBjDM0j1p
— DissidentRabbi (@DissidentRabbi) February 5, 2021