A resolution to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was rejected when a number of GOP lawmakers joined Democrats to reject holding the “Squad” member accountable for her actions.
On Wednesday night, the resolution introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to punish the Israel-hating leftist was killed without debate by a vote of 222-186 as House Democrats burst into applause in another unseemly display for a party that has openly embraced anti-Semitism.
Cheers in the House after Marjorie Taylor Greene’s push to censure Rashida Tlaib for an “insurrection” is tabled pic.twitter.com/7kfmC6dsiD
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 1, 2023
Greene sought the formal rebuke over Tlaib’s history of “antisemitic activity” as well as for inciting a mob of far-left Jewish activists before they invaded and occupied the Capitol complex in what would have been labeled an “insurrection” by Democrats if it had been a group of conservative protesters.
“They want to censure her because she’s brown,” said aspiring “Squad” member Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-FL) who claimed that Greene’s intentions were motivated by racism.
The fiery Georgia congresswoman expressed disappointment after her fellow Republicans decided against sending a message that Rep. Tlaib’s conduct is unacceptable and open anti-Semitism won’t be tolerated.
“Must be great to be a Democrat. They all stick together to destroy our country and cover up each others lies and stand unified to protect Tlaib – Hamas Caucus. But Republicans just join Democrats and vote to destroy our country and our party,” Greene wrote on X, previously known as Twitter, after her resolution was torpedoed by friendly fire.
Must be great to be a Democrat.
They all stick together to destroy our country and cover up each others lies and stand unified to protect Tlaib – Hamas Caucus.
But Republicans just join Democrats and vote to destroy our country and our party. https://t.co/dhafHxYLkA
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) November 2, 2023
“When a terrorist attack happens on our homeland, just remember that Republicans couldn’t even censure Rashida Tlaib, a Pro-Hamas Pro-terrorist Israel hating member of congress,” she said in another post. “That’s the message heard all over America tonight.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene’s unhinged resolution is deeply Islamophobic and attacks peaceful Jewish anti-war advocates. I am proud to stand in solidarity with Jewish peace advocates calling for a ceasefire and an end to the violence. I will not be bullied, I will not be dehumanized, and I will not be silenced,” Tlaib said in a statement after Green introduced the resolution, using the anti-Israel Jewish leftists as human shields for her anti-Semitism.
Also on Wednesday, a Democrat move to retaliate against Greene by censuring her was a non-starter when a resolution from first-term Rep. Becca Balint (D-VT) was pulled from the schedule before voting began.
“Given the fact that this conference voted unanimously for an election denier, there was a question of whether my resolution to censure Rep. Greene could pass with the votes it needed from ‘moderate’ Republicans,” Balint said in a statement, referring to newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson. “They have shown they are unable to stand up in moments that require courage.”
“But tonight, when 23 Republicans said ‘no’ to Rep. Greene’s bigotry, I saw this situation a little differently. I want to thank them for doing the right thing. And I’m going to hold back on the vote for now,” Balint added, giving props to the GOP lawmakers who effectively put their seal of approval on Tlaib’s anti-Semitism.
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