Republicans Want Censure for Tlaib for Her Rhetoric on Israel

House Republicans on Thursday introduced a resolution to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for her recent comments about Israel.

Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI), who introduced the measure with another GOP colleague, said Tlaib’s “longstanding history of antisemitic and racist rhetoric toward Israel cannot go unchecked.”

The two-page resolution cites a number of comments and actions by Tlaib over the years, including, most recently, her statement on Sunday calling for an end to an “apartheid system” on Palestinians backed by the United States that she said can lead to “resistance.”

Focusing on 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.”

Recently, the House voted to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for “misleading the American public and for conduct unbecoming of an elected Member of the House of Representatives” over his comments about investigations into former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Morgan Luttrell (R-TX), who helped introduce the new resolution to censure Tlaib, said, “There should be zero tolerance for this atrocious antisemitism in America, especially in the halls of Congress.”

In a statement, Tlaib defended her comments and said that she would not apologize for them. She said that she was “proud to stand with the Palestinian people and their right to self-determination.”

Tlaib also accused Republicans of trying to silence her because of her views on Israel. She said that the resolution to censure her was a “badge of honor.”

Take at look at this post from Rep. Bergman to see even more information about the important movement.