Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan registered to vote with a false address and represented a state House district in which she did not reside, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.
Tlaib’s father told the Detroit News in 2010 that his daughter “lied” about her residency to run for office, the website noted. She signed an election affidavit in 2008 with the Wayne County Clerk claiming she was a citizen of Detroit.
Big League politics concluded Tlaib represented the 12th district in the Michigan House of Representatives even though she was not a resident of the district.
She moved to the address only at the beginning of her 2018 campaign for Congress.
Michigan state Sen. Jon Bumstead, a Republican, told Big League Politics through an intermediary that Michigan state representatives are required by law to live in the district they represent.
Candidates for state office must submit an Affidavit of Identity in which they provide truthful residence information.
Big League Politics noted a Change.org petition titled “IMPEACH RASHIDA TLAIB” had more than 300,000 signatures.
The petition states Tlaib “lied about living in Detroit using her fathers house address” and demands “a full investigation and recount of every vote that she supposedly received.”
Her father, Harbi Elabed, said “she lied big-time to get elected.”
“I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way,” he said. “It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”
Shortly after she was sworn in to Congress in January, she declared “we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r,” referring to President Trump.
Last week, an investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation found Tlaib is a member of the Facebook group “Palestinian American Congress,” whose members often demonize Jews.
The group’s founder, Palestinian activist Maher Abdel-qader, was a key fundraiser for Tlaib and organized campaign events for her around the country, the Daily Caller said.
One year ago, Abdel-qader posted online an anti-Semitic video that claimed Jews aren’t actually Jewish, invented their historical claim to Israel and secretly control the media.
The video described Jews as “satanic” and questioned whether 6 million Jews actually died in the Holocaust.
In addition, the Clarion Project found that among the guests at her post-swearing-in dinner was Abbas Hamideh, an anti-Semite and supporter of Hezbollah.