Democratic freshman lawmaker Tlaib calls Mark Meadows a "RACIST"

“Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them, does not mean they aren’t racist and it is insensitive that some would even say, the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber, in this committee, is alone racist in itself.” Rashida Tlaib aksed.

An emotional Meadows fired back, saying Lynne Patton, a Trump aide and official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, wanted to be present in support of President Trump. He asked that Tlaib's remarks be stricken from the record.

“My nieces and nephews are people of color. Not many people know that. You know that, Mr. Chairman. And to indicate that I asked someone who is a personal friend of the Trump family, who has worked for him, who knows this particular individual (motioning to Cohen), that she’s coming in to be a prop -- it's racist to suggest that I asked her to come in here for that reason." 

OK I have to admit that chairman Cummings played this pretty fair – and he has not been known in the past for being fair to both sides. But he made Tlaib correct her statement, and he was very open to Meadow’s personal objections. Not something I would expect from Cummings.