The decision by Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib to be sworn into the House using a Koran once owned by President Thomas Jefferson was met with fire and fury from internet racists who seem to believe she is an enemy of the state.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, requested the use of the 1734 translation of the holy book — currently housed in the Library of Congress — in lieu of a Bible.
The swearing-in — conducted by Vice President Mike Pence, a devout Christian — did not go over well on Twitter, with some right-wing commenters accusing her of treason and worse.
Or, as one commenter over-reacted: “THIS IS BULL SH*T !!!! AMERICA IS VANISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
You can see some a sampling of the tweets below:
Another aspect that concerns me is at noon today they both receive a security clearance given to congress members. Because it is a voters decision when elected that they deserve it. Also changing the rules 4 people who will not stand for constitution.🤔 https://t.co/3GJGZelVc0
— Craig the Tired🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐🇺🇸 (@CraigAr64) January 3, 2019
Omg who ever voted for these people are not true Americans, when you know what they stand for & vote for them anyway & the rest of America has to pay UGH!!!!
— Dennis Blasengame (@DennisBlasenga2) January 3, 2019
Oh yeah. You know I'm pissed. I sent three tours in Iraq fighting Islam. I sent 1 tour in Somalia fighting gangs of Islam. Now they are elected into the very offices who sent us to fight.