- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 9, 2018

Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic hopeful for a Michigan House seat, said Thursday that she most likely won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi to retain party leadership if she makes it to Capitol Hill.

If Ms. Tlaib wins in November, it would make her the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

When asked on CNN’s “New Day” if she would support the current minority leader, Ms. Tlaib said, “No, probably not.”

Ms. Tlaib wouldn’t denounce Mrs. Pelosi as a “Democratic sellout,” but said she didn’t talk about the issues important to the people of Michigan. Because of Mrs. Pelosi’s support for big banks, Ms. Talib said the long-time Democratic lawmaker is not connected with different levels of poverty.

“Even people right here in at home in Detroit, in the metro Detroit area, feel like they aren’t being heard, and I feel that starts at the top with leadership,” Ms. Tlaib said.

Ms. Talib won her Democratic primary Tuesday night for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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