Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) broke down in tears today during a debate over the censure resolution that accuses her of anti-Semitism. The resolution, which has been a point of contention within the House, stems from previous statements made by Tlaib that her critics claim crossed the line into anti-Semitic territory.
Earlier on Tuesday, Georgia Congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene (R) introduced a second motion to censure “Squad” member Tlaib, this time related to her support for an illegal occupation of a federal building by protestors calling on Congress to support a ceasefire by Israel in its war with Hamas.
Rep. Tlaib defended herself during her speech, claiming the safety concerns that anti-Semitism presents to all communities, while highlighting the plight of Palestinians and their human rights. “Anti-Semitism makes us all less safe,” Tlaib said.
“My sitti, my grandmother, like all Palestinians, just wants to live her life with freedom and human dignity we all deserve.”
The Michigan Representative was defended by fellow Democrat, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who engaged with constituents over the weekend to gauge the sentiments regarding the phrase “from the river to the sea,” which has been a flashpoint in the debate.
Dingell, however, admitted that interpretations of the