Posted 22 days ago
House lawmakers on Tuesday will vote on two new resolutions to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for her anti-Israel comments after a previous attempt failed.
Georgia Republican Reps. Rich McCormick and Marjorie Taylor Greene each have forced a vote on their resolutions to censure Tlaib for "promoting false narratives" on the Israel-Hamas war and "antisemitic activity," respectively. These privileged resolutions came after 23 Republicans voted against Greene's previous resolution, which accused the Michigan Democrat of leading an "insurrection" at the Capitol.
Greene has said her new resolution replaced the word "insurrection" with "illegal occupation," which refers to the pro-Palestinian rally Tlaib attended on Oct. 18 during which activists took over much of the ground floor at the Cannon House Office Building.
McCormick's resolution condemns Tlaib's comments referring to the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel as "resistance" to the "apartheid" state; her spreading of false reports suggesting Israel had bombed the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza; and a Nov. 3 video posted to her X account which included the phrase, "from the river to the sea," which is widely recognized as a call for genocide and the destruction of the Jewish state.
The McCormick resolution is expected to come up for a House vote Tuesday afternoon, a "motion to table" the resolution or to kill it. If the motion to table fails, the House then would vote on the resolution itself.
House lawmakers are expected to consider the Greene resolution in the same manner Tuesday evening.
In a statement released Monday, Tlaib accused her GOP colleagues of attempting to silence her and said she "repeatedly denounced the horrific targeting and killing of civilians by Hamas and the Israeli government."
She previously defended the phrase "from the river to the sea" as "an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence."
An account on X called StopAntisemitism responded to Tlaib and said the phrase refers to "the full erasure of the Jewish state, from Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea."... (Read more)