Rashida Tlaib’s Ex-Husband is Related to Her Mother
Her uncle explained that she married a relative of her mother’s.
A freshman member of Congress and one of the first Muslims elected to the House of Representatives married a relative.
According to a November Haaretz report, the father of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Harbi Elabed, married her mother Faiza Tlaib in the mid-1970’s before the couple moved from Palestinian-occupied territory to live in the United States permanently.
Rashida Tlaib has the same married name as her mother’s maiden name. It has been confirmed that Rashida’s ex-husband, Fayez Tlaib, is related to her mother, which explains the shared last name.
Tlaib’s mother reportedly visits her relatives in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa regularly, though Tlaib herself has not been there since 2006.
The freshman member of Congress has been riddled with scandal since her election in November. She infamously declared after winning her race that she was headed to Washington, D.C., to “impeach the motherf*****,” referring to President Donald J. Trump.
She has also been plagued by a residency scandal, and stands accused of lying about her address in order to run for office. Big League Politics exclusively reported: