A passionate exchange between Rep. Mark Meadows Mark Randall Meadows Five things to watch while Michael Cohen testifies Curtain gets up three days after Cohen's drama Five remarks to draw from McCabe's allegations against Trump MORE (R-N.C.) And Rep. Rashida Tlaib Rashida Harbi TlaibTlaib and Omar are the first representatives to sign Trump's "promise of impeach" statement: lessons for political leaders on both sides (D-Mich.) Invited Twitter users on Wednesday to resurrect the comments Meadows made in 2012 about sending former President Obama "home to him in Kenya or elsewhere."
Steve Morris, of the left-wing media watch group, Media Matters for America, posted a video on Twitter Wednesday that showed that the current candidate, Meadows, promised that 2012 "would be the time to send back Mr. Obama at home in Kenya or elsewhere.
Here's Mark Meadows, who simply hijacked the House's oversight committee to make sure it's not racist, saying "2012 is the time when we'll send Mr. Obama home at Kenya or elsewhere ". pic.twitter.com/90L1xnWf6v
– Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) February 27, 2019
Meadows was elected to the House that year while Obama won a second term at the White House. His office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Wednesday night.
The clip was retweeted by several prominent Democratic supporters, including actress Sarah Silverman, filmmaker Michael Moore and militant #BlackLivesMatter, Deray McKesson.
It was this man who brought a black Trump employee to court today to prove that Trump was not racist. Mark Meadows is a fucking pig https://t.co/hx3T6xJH59
– Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 27, 2019
Remember, that's Mark Meadows. https://t.co/QFs9gHuv9I
– deray (@deray) February 28, 2019
Yes, Mr. Meadows, you are a racist effin. Take it out of your system, because a country like ours, 70% women, people of color and / or young adults, takes power – and the day of anger, the white man and racist will soon be a thing of the past, goodbye. https://t.co/gyi4mHzfhh
– Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 27, 2019
In the same vein, I wonder how Rep Meadows rationalizes his position "I am not racist" by questioning the legitimacy of the first black American president, because he was born in Kenya or whatever his position.pic.twitter.com/8B7F591EcB
– Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) February 27, 2019
Wild. I did not know that Meadows had made other comments. https://t.co/r4Mc7ZGkeP
– Andrew Kaczynski (@KFILE) February 28, 2019
The video was posted after the clash between Meadows and Tlaib on Wednesday at the congressional hearing before Michael Cohen's House of Representatives Monitoring and Reform Committee. Tlaib condemned the use by Meadows of a statement made by a single black woman to refute the allegations of racism against him. President Trump Donald John TrumpREAD: Cohen's testimony alleges that Trump knew that Stone had spoken to WikiLeaks about DNC emails. Trump urges North Korea to denuclearization before the summit. as a "racist act".
"This is not because someone has a person of color, a black person who works for her does not mean that she is not racist," Tlaib said at the time. Wednesday's hearing.
"And it's insensitive … the fact that someone uses an accessory, a black woman in the House, on this committee, is a racist on its own," she said.
Meadows fought back against Tlaib, asking him to remove his remarks from the congress record.
"There is nothing more personal than my relationship … my nieces and nephews are people of color, few people know it," Meadows said.
Tlaib then clarified her remarks at the request of the representative. Elijah Cummings Elijah Eugene CummingsCinq things to watch as Michael Cohen testifies The Memo: Capitol Hill gets ready for Cohen fireworks Night health care: Senators grill high-priced drug directors | Progressive Dems Unveil Medicare for All Bills | Dems House summons Trump officials to testify about family separations MORE (D-Md.), The Chair of the Committee.
"As everyone knows in this chamber, I am rather direct. If I wanted to say that I would do it, "said the Michigan congressman. "But that's not what I said."