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Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib got into a heated disagreement with Republican North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows during Michael Cohen’s Wednesday afternoon testimony.
“Lynne Patton says she would not work for a man who is racist,” Meadows said, in response to Cohen’s accusation of racism. “She disagrees with you.”
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Then, during Tlaib’s time to question Cohen, she addressed Meadows’ decision to invite Patton.
She began, “Just to make a note Mr. Chairman, just because someone has a person of color, a black person, working for them does not mean they aren’t racist. And it is insensitive that some would even say it’s — the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee is alone racist in itself.”
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Meadows then interrupted her, but Tlaib continued.
He pushed back again, “Mr. Chairman, I ask that her words when she is referring to an individual member of this body be taken down and stricken from the record. I’m sure she didn’t intend to do this. But...
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