Top Dem Casually Dives Into Bigoted Conspiracy

  • 2019-01-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Top Dem Casually Dives Into Bigoted Conspiracy
Days after calling the President of the United States a "motherf***er," Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib finds herself under criticism again for a tweet many have called anti-Semitic. 

Per Fox News:

Top Republicans in the Senate are also alleging that Democratic leaders are hoping to hide the fact that Tlaib is just one of many new Democratic politicians in Congress who harbor deeply anti-Israel views.

Tlaib, responding to a post by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday, suggested that Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than the U.S., amid a report that GOP leaders were planning to introduce a bill that would punish companies that participate in the so-called "Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions" (BDS) global movement against Israel.  BDS proponents seek to pressure Israel through economic and other means -- often, until Israel ceases to exist in its current form.

"They forgot what country they represent," Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who made history last week by becoming one of the first two Muslim women to ever serve in Congress, wrote.

"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," she added.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pounced on Tlaib's post, calling it an "anti-Semitic line" promoting the "dual loyalty" conspiracy that claims an Israeli cabal controls politicians in both parties.
Prominent Jewish advocacy groups, including the American Jewish Committee (AJC), also condemned Representative Tlaib.
Besides defending the civil liberties of Jews, AJC has a long history of fighting against discrimination in the United States.

Tlaib defended her response, saying she only targeted Sen. Rubio for "seeking to strip Americans of their Constitutional right to free speech."

Jewish author Howard Lovy remained unconvinced.
 Source: AAN
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