Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a run for it when confronted on Capitol Hill this Wednesday about her anti-Semitic beliefs.
She tried to flee when Fox Business Network correspondent Hillary Vaughn asked her about her repeated use of the anti-Semitic phrase “from the river to the sea.”
“Congresswoman, do you regret using the phrase ‘from the river to the sea’? It’s used by terrorists to call for the genocide of the Jewish people. Do you regret using it?” Vaughn asked.
Instead of answering, Tlaib kept it moving toward the elevator.
“The White House says that phrase can be anti-Semitic. Are you anti-Semitic, congresswoman?” Vaughn pressed, once again inspiring zero reply from the fleeing congresswoman.
The confrontation came roughly a week after Tlaib published a post to X claiming the phrase “from the river to the sea” is not anti-Semitic.
“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,” she wrote.
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.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 3, 2023
But critics staunchly disagreed.
“They think that Israel shouldn’t exist at all,” former counterterrorism expert Nathan Sales told Fox News, describing what he believes the phrase means.
“This is exterminationist rhetoric, and our First Amendment means that we have to tolerate this kind of speech, but the antidote for that kind of abhorrent speech is more speech. We need to expose what these Hamas sympathizers are really all about,” he added.
The Anti-Defamation League also defines “from the river to the sea” as an anti-Semitic, genocidal slogan.
“It is fundamentally a call for a Palestinian state extending from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, territory that includes the State of Israel, which would mean the dismantling of the Jewish state,” the ADL’s website states.
“It is an antisemitic charge denying the Jewish right to self-determination, including through the removal of Jews from their ancestral homeland,” the definition continues.
Afterward, Tlaib was censured by the GOP-led House, 234-188, via a resolution that accused her of “promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.”
All this comes a few days after Tlaib was revealed to be a member of a secret Facebook group of pro-Hamas sympathizers.
“Tlaib is a member of the Facebook group Palestinian American Congress … whose founder, Maher Abdel-qader, has referred to Israelis as not ‘real Jews’ and questioned whether the Holocaust really happened,” according to the New York Post.
“The Facebook group, which Tlaib joined six years ago, has posted several images of Hamas fighters following the terror group’s brutal assault that left at least 1,200 dead across southern Israel,” the Post notes.
— BPR based (@DumpstrFireNews) November 15, 2023
“We don’t want to throw you in the sea … we want you to ride it back from where you came,” a member of the Facebook group reportedly posted on Oct. 12th.
The post included an image of an elderly Israeli female woman being held hostage by the terrorist group Hamas.
Another post published on Oct. 19th reportedly contained a picture of a Hamas terrorist alongside a list of “achievements.”
Dovetailing back to Tlaib’s non-response to Vaughn’s questions Wednesday, critics were quick to blast her on X.
We don’t need the confession of a JEW HATER to recognize what she is.
We all know what she is.
— Dana (@OhMelodylane) November 15, 2023
Of course she’s on a fake phone call so she looks important and can’t possibly be bothered to answer for her disgusting behavior and antisemitism
— RA224 (@224RMA) November 16, 2023
We all know she is anti-Semitic. We’ve seen the video of her with a known Hamas terrorists hugging and shaking hands. She should be removed from Congress
— John Parsons (@JohnPar84489489) November 15, 2023
I’ll be glad to answer for her YES, actually she shouldn’t be there at all. If you hate the Country you live in or want to politically reform it to a government that is in opposition to American beliefs then you need to leave government service!!
— Eikoh3 @Parler eikoh3# (@eikoh3) November 15, 2023
There are politicians all around the world that use the conflict to get elected and raise money.
They couldn’t care less about Palestinians, they want the conflict to go on because it serves them well. pic.twitter.com/I16bQK5rEf
— I have the right to exist (@MyRightToExist) November 15, 2023
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