Republicans Introduce Motions Censuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib
Reps. introduce resolutions to censure Rashida Tlaib for "from the river to the sea" slogan, calling it genocidal and supporting terrorism.
Georgia Representatives Rich McCormick and Marjorie Taylor Greene have introduced resolutions to censure Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib for her defense of the anti-Israel slogan "from the river to the sea." McCormick argued that the slogan is widely recognized as a genocidal call to destroy Israel, while Greene accused Tlaib of following Hezbollah's orders by supporting pro-Palestinian protests and praising the terrorist organization.
Tlaib has faced criticism for her comments, with the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee calling the slogan "from the river to the sea" an antisemitic statement. Despite this, Tlaib has defended it as a call for "freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence." However, her failure to condemn the Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas terrorists of over 1,400 people in Israel has drawn sharp rebukes from pro-Israel Democrats.
Despite the controversy, Tlaib avoided censure after 23 Republicans joined every House Democrat in voting against a censure resolution on Wednesday. Greene's new resolution on Monday removed some controversial language from the previous measure but made more incendiary accusations than those leveled by McCormick.
The House will have two legislative days to consider the resolutions.