In a now deleted tweet, Rashida Tlaib falsely blamed “White Supremacy” for the shooting in New Jersey.
Tlaib has yet to issue a statement, leaving Twitter users to ask why she deleted the tweet.
Why did you delete your tweet about the Jersey City Shooting saying "White Supremacy Kills"? pic.twitter.com/YEeAY3P3RR
— Mister Brandon David (@MrBrandonDavid) December 12, 2019
DailyCaller reports two black shooters killed three civilians and a police officer in Jersey City, New Jersey, Tuesday, authorities said. One of the shooters was male, the other female, and both died during the shootout.
The male shooter, identified by police as 47-year-old David Anderson, allegedly posted anti-Semitic and anti-police rhetoric on social media and once belonged to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, a group that believes “blacks are the true descendants of biblical Jews,” according to CNN.
“We now know that this disgusting act of violence was a deliberate attack on the Jewish community in Jersey City,” Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, while Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the attack a “premeditated, violent, anti-Semitic hate crime.”