So now she decides to stay quiet…
Rep. Rashida Tlaib declined to address questions about Baltimore’s circumstances, despite the reality that Democrats gathered around the town to reject the proposals of President Donald Trump.
Tlaib was addressing reporters at a protest near the venue for the second Democratic debate, which is being hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The theatre is within the boundaries of Rep. Tlaib’s 13th congressional district.
Tlaib took part in a “tax the rich” demonstration, full with a Trump hairstyle inflatable chicken.
Tlaib was vocal in defending Rep. Elijah Cummings, president of the House Oversight Committee, whom Trump criticized for not addressing poverty and blight in Baltimore.
While you go on vacations & tweet, @RepCummings held a hearing on high costs of medicine just yesterday.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) July 27, 2019
However, when asked to comment further, Tlaib refused: “Why is he asking me about Baltimore? I live here,” she said.
She continued to talk about economic conditions throughout the country: “We don’t feel like our lives have gotten better,” she said, blaming tariffs, among other factors.
However, she ignored repeated questions about Baltimore.