WATCH: Tlaib Says She Held Hands With Omar During “moments of triggering” at SOTU

During a town hall Friday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib said that she sat next to fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar during the State of the Union, where President Trump spoke of the accomplishments of his administration, so that they could hold hands during moments of “triggering.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib:

It think was a huge struggle for me because I don’t think people realize its worse in — when you’re actually there,

No, it really is, it actually — there was moments of triggering, and I kept holding your hand

And we intentionally sat next to each other to support each other.

Per WashingtonExaminer Tlaib, 43, said earlier this week that she walked out of the speech because it was full of “bigotry.” The freshman congresswoman pointed to Trump mentioning Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as the moment she could not take it anymore.

During the speech, Tlaib and Omar refused to stand up when the president honored Charles McGee, one of the last Tuskegee Airmen.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shredded Trump’s address at the conclusion of the speech. Both Tlaib and Omar praised the move on Twitter along with their colleague Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who boycotted the speech.


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