The U.S. House of Representatives voted to officially censure U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) Tuesday night over her recent remarks against Israel’s war in Gaza.
The congresswoman has come under bipartisan condemnation after she shared a vide on X that criticized Biden’s support for Israel and included the phrase “From the river to the sea.”
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 3, 2023
The Alabama Republican congressional delegation joined the majority of their party in the vote against the Tlaib, which passed 234-188 vote. Twenty-two Democrats joined Republicans in the censure vote.
“Representative Tlaib continues to advocate for a terrorist responsible for taking thousands of innocent lives in Israel,” U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said in a statement. “On October 18, 2023, Rashida Tlaib led an anti-Semitic protest at the United States Capitol Complex following Hezbollah’s orders to carry out a ‘day of unprecedented anger.’ It is beyond shameful for a member of Congress celebrate terrorism.”
U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) believes “Rashida Tlaib’s antisemitism is inexcusable and unacceptable.”
Rashida Tlaib’s antisemitism is inexcusable and unacceptable.
There’s no place in Congress for a terrorist sympathizer who spreads this kind of hate, and that’s why I voted to censure her tonight.
— Rep. Jerry Carl (@RepJerryCarl) November 8, 2023
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) thinks Tlaib was just promoting “Hamas Propaganda.”
Using a phrase calling for the destruction of Israel and actively promoting Hamas propaganda has no place in the House of Representatives.
This is why I supported @RepMcCormick's resolution to censure Rashida Tlaib for her antisemitic and pro-Hamas comments.
— Gary Palmer (@USRepGaryPalmer) November 8, 2023
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the censure because he believes her comments were beyond just being anti-Israel, they were anti-Semitic.
Rep. Tlaib’s continued parroting of Hamas’ propaganda and now painting their hateful, antisemitic rallying cry as “an aspirational call for freedom” is shameful and unbecoming of an elected official.
— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) November 6, 2023
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) also condemned Tlaib’s comments on the Jewish state.
“On Tuesday, I voted to censure Rashida Tlaib,” Strong said in a statement. “She has breathlessly parroted talking points from international terrorist groups and spread hatred towards the Jewish people and our greatest ally Israel. It is imperative that Congress boldly take a stance against these actions.”