Rashid Tlaib has been a member of Congress for a very short time, but it’s been fraught with controversy. She is an ardent hater of everything Israel. She even put a piece of paper over the country of Israel on her map, marked Palestine. She is for the one-state solution. Wipe out Israel and take over the entire country. She also spoke at the CAIR convention, where she praised Islam and slapped down the United States while bashing President Trump. She is now under fire for using the age-old, “Jews have divided loyalties” as well as some members of Congress.
It is already the second major controversy for the freshman lawmaker. Last week — on the same day she was sworn into Congress — Tlaib triggered widespread condemnation and backlash after she referred to President Donald Trump as a “motherf***er,” asserting that she will effortlessly work to impeach the president.
While voicing her opposition to legislation combating anti-Israel boycotts, Tlaib “unleashed an anti-Semitic dual loyalty smear,” according to the Washington Examiner.
“They forgot what country they represent,” Tlaib said of lawmakers who support the pro-Israel legislation.
They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away. https://t.co/KkmqjR58ZM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 7, 2019
“The idea of Jews as having divided loyalty, and of using their influence to convince others to act against the interests and principles of their own country, is an age-old anti-Semitic trope,” the Examiner’s Philip Klein explained.
Specifically, Tlaib is referring to legislation that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he intends to prioritize in the new congressional session. One of those bills would provide ample margin for state and local governments to curtail their business with those who actively support boycotts of Israel.
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