Fox’s Kilmeade, Tarlov Clash Over Tlaib’s Holocaust Remarks: ‘What the Hell is She Talking About?’
Fox News’ Outnumbered panel heated up on Monday when liberal commentator Jessica Tarlov argued with her colleagues over Rep. Rashida Tlaib‘s (D-MI) controversial new remarks about the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Tlaib is accusing her critics of “spreading outright lies to incite hate” after receiving criticism for her remarks on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast. During her appearance, the congresswoman remarked:
“There’s, you know, there’s a kind of a calming feeling, I always tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence, in many ways, had been wiped out.I mean, just all of it was in the name of trying to create a safe haven for Jews, post-the Holocaust, post-the tragedy and the horrific persecution of Jews across the world at that time.”
As Outnumbered discussed the uproar, Tarlov said Tlaib was “very clear” that she wasn’t calmed by the idea of the Holocaust since she referred to the genocide as a tragedy. She agreed that Tlaib’s critics were taking her words out of context, and that the congresswoman isn’t advocating for violence just because she believes in one-state solution.
“What the hell is she talking about?” #OneLuckyGuy Brian Kilmeade said, interjecting. “I listened to everything. She should have said, ‘It’s my fault for not being clear.'”
Kilmeade and Tarlov proceeded to dispute whether Tlaib really was clear with her word choices.
“Who would ever use ‘calming effect’ of thinking of the Holocaust?” Kilmeade asked. When he said “it’s [Tlaib’s] fault” for not being more clear, Tarlov countered “it’s [the] Republicans’ fault for twisting that.”
Melissa Francis acknowledged Tlaib’s point about the hardships Palestinians experienced because of the conflict, while Kennedy argued the true problem is Tlaib has an “implicit bias” against Israel and has to be a lot more careful if she doesn’t want her words being taken out of context.
“It was really in-artful the way she said it. That’s on her,” Kennedy said. “The problem is not the people listening to her, it’s the communicator.”
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