Where is the mainstream media on this story? Rashida Tlaib lied about where she lived to get elected according to her own father.
The father of U.S. Rep.Rashida Tlaib(D-Mich.) said that his daughter lied about where she lived in order to get elected.
Tlaib’s father Harbi Elabed made the accusation during a March 2010 interview with The Detroit News.
The newspaper article was scrubbed from the internet when The Detroit News migrated to a new website but was available in a subscription-based digital archive, according tothe Daily Wire, a conservative news outlet that uncovered the article.
“She lied,” Elabed said. “She lied big-time to get elected. I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way. It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”
Dearborn was not a part of the district that Tlaib was elected to represent. While there’s no law that says a person must spend a particular amount of time at any of their houses, enabling politicians to have multiple houses and spend most of their time outside their district if they wish, perjury is an offense punishable by up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Tlaib said that her father was wrong.
“People have questioned that a lot, but never my father and I’m sad about that. The point is I complied with the law. I moved into the district before I filed. Period,” she said. She claimed to have bills proving where she lived but never produced them.