Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is facing growing backlash for potential wrongdoing during a local election in Detroit, with Tlaib’s own father now claiming “She lied.”
“She lied,” said Harbi Elabed, Tlaib’s father, in an interview almost ten years ago. “She lied big time to get elected,” adding, “I never [taught] her that way.
Elabed went on to explain, “It’s my house, [Rashida] didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn, in her house with her husband and boy.”
“This life in politics has changed her,” Elabed said of his daughter, who in response, called her father “vindictive,” and said he was “abusive to me as a girl.”
Here’s the March 11, 2010, report in The Detroit News pic.twitter.com/rFe5lH0iLt
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 3, 2019
Conservatives took to social media to discuss the resurfaced statements, with many calling for Tlaib’s resignation from Congress.
What was that she said about impeach?…..think it’s her time!
— Kate🇺🇸⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Kpups1257) May 3, 2019
Just one big lie! Sounds like could be grounds to charge Her?!
— Thomas Guth (@GuthGmsalesinc) May 3, 2019
Wow, this would disqualify her right?
— Deb Johnson (@DebJohn42779604) May 3, 2019
She’s a liar just like the rest of them
— Alexa Crosby 🇺🇸 (@AlexaCrosby10) May 3, 2019