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Meadows, Tlaib embrace the House floor after colliding with Cohen hearing


Mark Meadows, R-N.C. and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

Meadows approached Tlaib and offered his hand as the House took the last vote of the week. He stood up, lifted his heart as he talked to him, then took his arm over his shoulder as the two hugs and conversations lasted for about a minute.

There was a significant contrast on Wednesday when, after the heads of Meadows and Tlaib butted, Democratic Meadows used a black female Trump administration officer, Lynne Patton, as "prop" to oppose Cohen's claims that the president was racist.

"Just because someone has a color, a black man who works for them does not mean that he is not racist," Tlaib said, "and it is not sensitive to some people saying that someone would really use a test, a black woman in this chamber, alone racist in this committee.

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A seemingly angry and emotional Meadows asked the chairman of the committee, Elijah Cummings, D-Md. to stop Tlaib's comments from the record.

“The colors of my niece and grandchildren. Not many people know "Meadows said." You know, Mr. President [Cummings]. And tell me I asked someone who is the personal friend of the Trump family who worked for him who knows [Cohen]that he is coming up with a suggestion – this racist suggests that I asked him to come here for that.

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Cummings, who is African-American and Meadows as his "best friend," later at the hearing, asked Tlaib to "re-draft" his comments and made it clear that he did not refer to meadows as racist. He rejected this, but said he was "trying as a colorful actor to express myself and how I felt at the moment."

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Tlaib added that "it was not my intention" to say Meadows, "and I apologize if that sounds so." The CNN congress on Thursday said "no disrespect" to Patton and said "they are praising the work of the administration".

"He said he didn't mean yesterday that he didn't have to apologize," Meadows said on Thursday after the couple hugged.

Fox News Paulina Dedaj and Associated Press contributed to the report.

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