House Votes to Censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib – American Faith

The House of Representatives voted to censure Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in a vote of 234-188.

Twenty-two Democrats voted with 212 Republicans.

Only 4 Republicans voted against the measure.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) introduced the measure in October, saying Tlaib “is the most anti-semitic, anti-American, anti-Israel member of Congress.”

Tlaib received criticism from both Republicans and Democrats after she posted a video on Twitter calling for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel.

In a subsequent post, Tlaib 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.”

Numerous lawmakers denounced her post, with Michigan’s attorney general Dana Nessel demanding Tlaib to “retract” the use of a “cruel and hateful” statement she used to sympathize with Palestinians in Gaza.

“@RashidaTlaib, I have supported and defended you countless times, even when you have said the indefensible, because I believed you to be a good person whose heart was in the right place,” Nessel tweeted.

“But this is so hurtful to so many. Please retract this cruel and hateful remark.”