As the coronavirus crisis hit the nation, President Trump announced that Sunday, March 15, would be a National Day of Prayer.
Christians as well as believers of other faith prayed across the nation for healing in our land.
However, Democrat squad member Rashida Tlaib wasn't pleased.
She re-tweeted David Hogg's tweet saying, "F**k a National Day of Prayer."
Hogg's original, vulgar tweet can be seen below:
The re-tweet appeared to be a denigration of President Trump's declaration of a National Day of Prayer.
She has since appeared to backpedal on her tweet, but the damage has been done... and her true colors have shown.
Breitbart reports that Tlaib attempted to take back the re-tweet, but only after receiving immense criticism online:
Rasida Tlaib backpedaled after sharing a post by Parkland survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg dismissing President Trump’s National Day of Prayer announcement over the coronavirus crisis.
Last weekend, President Trump declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer, saying: “It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these.”
“No matter where you may be,” Trump continued, “I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”
The tweets gathered over 500,000 likes and were shared more than 120,000 times. Parkland shooting survivor-turned anti-gun activist David Hogg, however, was unimpressed.
“Don’t let this administration address COVID-19 like our national gun violence epidemic,” Hogg tweeted on Saturday. “Fuck a National day of prayer, we need immediate comprehensive action.” Michigan Democrat Representative Rashida Tlaib shared Hogg’s words with her nearly one million followers, presented without further comment.
The internet, however, had comments aplenty. And by Monday evening, Tlaib was backpedaling hard. “Let me be clear as someone who has been praying through this all & as someone who attended the National Prayer Breakfast,” Tlaib wrote. “My retweet was not to be an attack on prayer. It was to bring attention to the need for meaningful action to combat this public health crisis.”
This isn't the first time Tlaib has used vulgar language to criticize the president.
She famously that she was going to "impeach the m---f---er" after winning her midterm election.
Tlaib's attempt to defend her tweet resulted in 459 comments, most of them angry at her poor judgement:
Tlaib has over 1 million Twitter followers and must surely know that as a public leader, her words have weight.
The Cathlic League for Religious and Civil Rights is now calling for Tlaib to be reprimanded.
In a public letter that was made public, they cited instances in which U.S. representatives were censured for inappropriate comments they made in the past.
The Washington Examiner has more on the growing blowback:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib is facing blowback from a Catholic group after sharing a profane tweet about the National Day of Prayer.
The president of the Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights, Dr. William A. Donohue, issued a letter on Monday condemning the Michigan Democrat for retweeting a vulgar message from Parkland, Florida, gun control activist David Hogg, which read "F--- a National day of prayer."
"As president of the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization, I am requesting the House Committee on Ethics to issue a letter of reprimand to Rep. Rashida Tlaib," Donohue wrote.
"Her reputation for using filthy language is well known, but it is typically aimed at some person whom she loathes. Many Christians and Jews loathe her for her hate speech as well, but they don't resort to obscenities," he continued. "Now she has targeted entire collectivities, crossing the line by insulting Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Mormons, Muslims and people of all faiths."
Donohue referenced a 1921 moment during which a member of the House was censured for using "blasphemous and obscene" language. He argued that if Congress does not "reprimand" Tlaib, it would send the "wrong message to millions of Americans."
This type of rhetoric and behavior from a public servant should not be tolerated and cannot be an example for our children.
Trump announced the National Day of Prayer after declaring a national emergency as well as a public-private partnership to expand the country's testing capability for COVID-19.