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Rep. Tlaib calls colleague's act racist during hearing

Feb 28, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

"It is insensitive ...

that someone would actually use (as) a prop

a black woman in

this chamber, in

this committee."

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib,

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, disrupted a congressional hearing Wednesday afternoon when she said she believed a Republican colleague's actions during testimony by Michael Cohen were racist.

Tlaib, who is a Palestinian-American, said as a person of color she was offended when U.S. Rep. Mark Mea...