Rashida Tlaib is a lightning rod for controversy.
She and her fellow Squad members have made a name for themselves for their radical and unhinged actions.
But now Squad member Rashida Tlaib just got the bad news she hoped would never come.
Radical Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI 12) has now been censured by the House of Representatives.
My colleagues are silencing me
A resolution to censure Tlaib was introduced by Congressman Rich McCormick (R-GA) following her repeated antisemitic comments following the terrorist attacks on Israel by Hamas on October 7.
After a motion to table the resolution failed, the House advanced the final vote on the measure where it passed by a vote of 234 yeas to 188 nays.
Four House members voting were present, and seven did not vote.
Tlaib and her fellow Squad members did not take the news well.
“It is a shame that my colleagues are focused on silencing me than they are on saving lives, as the death toll in Gaza surpasses 10,000,” wrote Tlaib on X ahead of the vote.
“A majority of Americans support a ceasefire, but Congress isn’t listening to their voices,” she claimed.
My statement on the efforts to silence me: pic.twitter.com/RRPRfEBrYz
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) November 7, 2023
Her allies in the Squad also gave rousing and vitriol-filled speeches in her defense, but to no avail.
Tlaib’s comments have been viewed by many as more than just pro-cease fire comments, and some have even said her remarks have fueled a spate of anti-Jewish violence across the country.
McCormick had heard enough.
Hold them accountable
“We must do the right thing and hold those in the people’s house to account,” McCormick wrote on X ahead of the vote. “This is because of [Tlaib’s] inaccurate statements and inflammatory rhetoric that have literally said a nation, a strong ally of ours, Israel, should not exist.”
Twenty-two Democrats voted with the vast majority of Republicans in favor of the resolution to censure Tlaib, while four Republicans voted against the resolution.
Tlaib’s rhetoric has been so radical that she has even been criticized by her fellow elected Democrats for her rants.
She has also been criticized for her appearances at rallies hosted by anti-Israel groups in Washington, D.C.
“From the river to the sea is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate. My work and advocacy is always centered in justice and dignity for all people no matter faith or ethnicity,” Tlaib tweeted, defending her use of a phrase for which she’s been criticized.
McCormick’s resolution is one of two resolutions that have been offered to censure Tlaib. The other was introduced by Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia but was initially tabled by the House on November 1.
But even though Tlaib’s comments were widely condemned, a few of her prominent Democrat colleagues took to the House floor to defend her.
“I spent all weekend in Michigan talking to all communities about the meaning of this phrase and there are really strong feelings on all sides,” said Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan.
“People interpret words in different ways. Personally, I choose not to use the phrase that is offensive to some and perceived as a threat,” Dingell said.
“This resolution is about one thing and one thing only: the punishment of speech,” said Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland.
“So we have a chance to show the world what the American Constitution means and how we hold fast to our core principles, even when we are drawn away from them by our passions and our righteous anger.”
Unfortunately, the vast majority of the House saw it differently, and Tlaib is now only the second member to be censured, joining fellow Democrat Adam Schiff.
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