Tlaib has made headlines for her soft stance on Hamas’ massacre days ago. Now things are getting even worse for her.
And Rep. Rashida Tlaib was smacked with a scathing rebuke from the last place she expected.
This week, two House Republicans introduced a resolution to reprimand Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in reaction to her controversial response to Hamas’s fatal attack on Israel.
Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), who introduced the measure with another GOP colleague, said Tlaib’s “longstanding history of anti-Semitic and racist rhetoric toward Israel cannot go unchecked.”
— Rep. Jack Bergman (@RepJackBergman) October 11, 2023
The two-page resolution outlines a variety of Tlaib’s words and actions over the years, most recently her declaration on Sunday calling for an end to a “apartheid system” on Palestinians supported by the US, which she claims can lead to “resistance.”
Noting the “series of coordinated attacks on Israel perpetrated by Hamas terrorists” left “more Jews dead than any single day since the Holocaust,” the resolution calls for Tlaib’s censure as well as dictates that the House “stands with the State of Israel and rejects anti-semitism in all its forms” and “renounces fringe beliefs that the State of Israel is an apartheid State.”
A censure of a House member is simply a formal rebuke of that politician. It’s a milder sort of punishment than expulsion.
In June, the House voted to reprimand Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for “misleading the American public and for conduct unbecoming of an elected Member of the House of Representatives” following comments he made about investigations against former President Donald Trump.
Republicans attempted to reprimand Tlaib and other leftist members for their anti-Israel remarks in 2021, when Democrats controlled the House, but failed.
Bergman’s resolution’s fate may be determined by who wins the campaign for speaker after the GOP-led House voted last week to oust Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the position.
Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-TX), who assisted in the introduction of the new motion to reprimand Tlaib, stated, “There should be zero tolerance for this atrocious antisemitism in America, especially in the halls of Congress.”
Tlaib, the sole Palestinian American representative in Congress and a member of the leftist “Squad,” has received bipartisan criticism for her remarks, including from Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-MI), who told Jewish Insider, “Calling this resistance is dehumanizing.”
Tlaib also made waves on Tuesday for refusing to react when a reporter asked her about Hamas militants killing babies.
🚨WATCH: I asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies heads, children being burned alive, and women being raped – she had nothing to say. pic.twitter.com/a3UvuvJ4hW
— Hillary Vaughn (@hillary__vaughn) October 11, 2023
On Wednesday, Tlaib said, “I do not support the targeting and killing of civilians, whether in Israel or Palestine,” adding, “The fact that some have suggested otherwise is offensive and rooted in bigoted assumptions about my faith and ethnicity.”
Tlaib faced more scrutiny after a reporter noticed a Palestinian flag outside her office following the weekend incident in Israel.
Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) introduced legislation to prohibit non-U.S. flags from being shown in the halls of Congress.
Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who served multiple terms as House majority leader, defended Tlaib over the flag, saying, “You know, that doesn’t mean she’s a terrorist. It doesn’t mean that she condones this.”
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