Rep. Tlaib Blames White Supremacy For Jersey City Attack

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted "white supremacy kills" with a post she shared about the Jersey City shooting victims.

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) retweeted a post about the Jersey City rampage victims on Thursday morning with the caption “This is heartbreaking. White supremacy kills.”

But the shooters who killed four people, including a Jersey City police detective, on Tuesday afternoon were both black, and one of them was affiliated with a black supremacist organization called the Black Hebrew Israelites.

The fact that the gunmen were black and anti-Semitic were facts that had been known and reported in the media for at least 24 hours before Tlaib posted her tweet about white supremacists.

The freshman congresswoman, who has openly promoted racial discrimination in the past, simply deleted her tweet once the error was pointed out to her.

Tlaib did not address the issue after she deleted her mischaracterization of the perpetrators of the Jersey City rampage.

WPIX reported on Wednesday morning that a high-ranking investigator in New Jersey said that one of the shooters, 47-year-old David Anderson, had been a soldier in the U.S. Army in the early 1990s.

Court records showed that Anderson was arrested for weapons offenses tied to a domestic violence incident in Kent, Ohio in 2011.

But then later that year, he was arrested in New Jersey and ended up spending three years in the Hudson County jail on weapons charges, WPIX reported.

Anderson was released from the Hudson County jail in 2014.

WPIX reported that Anderson became involved with the Black Hebrew Israelites after he left the U.S. Army.

The Black Hebrew Israelites are a black supremacist hate group which believes that they are the descendants of a lost tribe of Israelites and that Jews are imposters.

Officials said the extent of Anderson’s involvement in the hate group was still unclear, but law enforcement sources told WPIX that Anderson had been linked to the Israelite Church of God in Jersey City.

The Israelite Church of God is located only two blocks from where Anderson and his partner, 50-year-old Francine Graham, opened fire on a Jewish storefront, WPIX reported.

Investigators have found anti-Semitic and anti-police postings on Anderson’s social media and were working to determine if those had actually been posted by the shooter, WNBC reported.

Although Graham’s involvement with the Black Hebrew Israelites has not yet been confirmed, officials have said they confirmed that she was the one who rented the U-Haul van that was used to transport the shooters to their target, WPIX reported.

The same U-Haul was linked to the murder of a livery driver in Bayonne on Saturday after the driver was found dead in a car trunk.

Investigators said that Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals encountered the U-Haul van in the Bayview Cemetery just after 12 noon on Dec. 10 and was ambushed by Anderson and Graham.

Det. Seals was fatally shot by the suspects before they fled the scene.

Surveillance video showed Anderson and Graham traveled to the kosher market, got out of the van with high-powered rifles, and opened fire on the JC Kosher Market before barricading themselves inside for an hours-long standoff with police.

The hours-long gun battle ended when Newark Police Department SWAT officers in an armored vehicle smashed through the front of the store, WNYW reported.

Police found five people dead inside the store, including Anderson and Graham.

Authorities said at a press conference on Wednesday that a pipe bomb and additional weapons had been found in the U-Haul truck.

WPIX reported that the pipe bomb had a long fuse on it that could have been lit.

Jewish community leaders have speculated that the shooters, who killed three innocent civilians inside the kosher market and wounded two other police officers after they murdered Det. Seals, had planned to kill many more people based on the pipe bomb and other evidence that had been gathered.

There is an orthodox Jewish Pre-K located next door to the JC Kosher Market and there were between 50 and 60 children trapped inside it when Anderson and Graham began their rampage, WPIX reported.

Comments (88)
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RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

How is she spinning this to make it a white supremacy thing ? The suspects are black , victims were Jewish , how ? I don’t understand.

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

what in the world is wrong with these sub humans

Ibizian
Ibizian

Why does she care? They were attacking Jews who she hates with a passion! Oh that's right, she can spin things anyway she wants shes a dumbocrat!

iamgideon
iamgideon

Aren't the Black Hebrew Israelites the same group that was in DC starting the bullshit with the Catholic kids and Nathan Phillips? We should not forget the players or their evilness.

whatalways3parts
whatalways3parts

Oh yay! Blame a Group, that will bring us all back together!! <sarc> solutions will surly come from, this response of yours!!!

Tlaib that makes ignorant rants then takes them back. Idiot.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Tlaib as big of an idiot as Joy Baher

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

She deleted the tweet, but lots of people have it, thanks to sites like Blue Lives Matter. This is a fun thread on her twitter feed, where lots of people are posting it to her tweet that seems to be intended to replace it...

twitter.com/RepRashida/status/1204829386765152258?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

She’s an idiot and a genius. She is an idiot foremost and a genius for convincing people that she and our government knows what’s best for us and she even has the audacity to think they can help people.

News flash- you don’t need the government’s interference to succeed in life. As matter of fact, the more your life intertwines with the government, the less likely you are to succeed. What is success? Freedom Being married to the government is not freedom. They own you.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

When advised of the race of the terrorists Tlaib was overheard to say "OOPS"

JBoH
JBoH

The truth is irrelevant when you have an agenda to push.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Anti-American Treasionious BITCH pure and simple. Race hate pure and simple. Trying to destroy US from within pure and simple. It's not hard to understand.

Aramovich
Aramovich

We only get the government we deserve. Get out and vote so ignorant, bigoted people like this will not be elected.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Talk about stirring up the Country once again!! Way to go Tlaib, just keep pushing and soon you'll cause a full-blown race war! What is wrong with these elected officials, who are "supposed" to be educated and caring? She needs to go IMMEDIATELY, not next election. The US House of Representatives should be worrying about her and her itinerary comments instead of wasting money on something, which in the end is going nowhere! WE, AS CITIZENS NEED TO FORCE AN AMENDMENT FOR TERM LIMITS IN EVERY ELECTED OFFICE IN THE USA!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Radical Islam trying to sew discord, hate and violence

She is the underlying problem

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Talib ....RACIST muslim SKANK ,CLOSET TERRORIST

ElleD
ElleD

What does she call the black thugs that murder LEO's?

NomonK
NomonK

So if we see the world as she does we need to start blaming the Muslims for all actions done by the KKK, Skinheads and the like.

Njaz
Njaz

NO! "White supremacy.. " does not kill. What kills is people rushing a grocery store shooting people for not agreeing with them.
Hate kills. What is she using for brains? How can she come to this ridiculous conclusion ? Even when watching videos- denying the truth.

Boristhecat
Boristhecat

The look on her face tells it all - she's a racist moron!

Wish505
Wish505

It is apparent that this idiots birth certificate should be returned and an apology letter issued by the condom factory.

Stanracer
Stanracer

How the hell did this stunned bitch get elected in the first place?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

She's not wrong.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

A racist congresswoman voice her opinion without knowing the facts? I’m shocked I tell you, simply shocked!!

sanman899
sanman899

BACON!!!

flippant
flippant

The same people trying and voting to impeach the president.

Wayno44
Wayno44

I didn't know a person can be totally blind and also be 'color' blind.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

White supremacey from black supremacists? That's a new one. This Tlaib moron is about is dumb as AOC.

By the way, white supremacy wouldn't even exist at all in the country if it weren't for asshats like Tlaib going around blaming whitey for all her problems. Every time one of these clowns are given air time on national news networks you feed people's anger and resentment and this is exactly what white supremacy groups use to recruit members.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Get rid of these pieces of shit out of our government. We are the laughing stock of the world because of these Socialist Democratic whack jobs