Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of the extremely progressive “Squad” faction within the DNC’s D.C. contingent, has been a vocal defender of Palestine even in the wake of bloody Hamas raid that left over 1400 Israelis dead, many wounded, and hundreds hostage in Gaza.
As a result, GOP Congressman Ronny Jackson is pushing for the far-left representative to be barred from receiving classified military briefings in the future. According to Rep. Jackson, her repeated sharing of pro-Hamas propaganda and attacks on Israel show her loyalty lies outside of the United States, and so she can’t be trusted to hear the classified briefings.
Rep. Jackson made that argument in a letter to House leadership, saying, “On October 7″, Iranian-backed Hamas launched an unprovoked and barbaric attack against our greatest friend and ally in the Middle East, the Jewish State of Israel. The United States must take all necessary actions to unequivocally stand with Israel and provide the Israeli people and the Israeli military any required aid as the country fights for its very existence in the unprovoked war launched by Hamas terrorists. To that end, I demand that Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib be prevented from participating in any classified briefing about Israel’s ongoing military operations, Israel’s self-defense efforts, or any American military movements in and around the region.“
The congressman then continued, “While there has been broad bipartisan support for Israel’s right to self-defense, we must not allow Hamas sympathizers in this body to serve as the mouthpiece for Palestinian terrorists.“
He added, “Rather than condemn the attacks by Hamas, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has chosen to side with Hamas by spreading misinformation. It has become clear that Congresswoman Tlaib’s allegiance lies with Hamas, therefore she cannot be trusted with sensitive information. Her participation in classified discussions around Israel’s self-defense would threaten the integrity of the operation and put American and Israeli lives at risk.”
Further explaining his horror at Tlaib’s actions, he said, “When the conflict first broke out, we all watched in horror as videos spread online of barbaric and medieval acts of terror being carried out by Iranian-backed Hamas against innocent Israeli citizens. Just days after the conflict began, Congresswoman Tlaib was asked if she condemned the atrocities Hamas terrorists committed against Israeli citizens, such as beheading babies or dragging women through the streets. Congresswoman Tlaib had no comment and refused to condemn these horrific acts.”
Giving another example, he said, “Only a few days later, videos and reports emerged of an explosion at a hospital in Gaza causing death and destruction. Despite the Israel Defense Forces stating clearly that they were not responsible, Congresswoman Tlaib chose to spread misinformation on social media by saying that Israel was the responsible party and stating, “Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that.” Despite Israel’s denial of these claims, video evidence to the contrary, a statement from President Biden absolving Israel, and the assessment of United States intelligence officials that Palestinian Islamic Jihad terroristswere responsible, Congresswoman Tlaib has insisted on spreading misinformation by blaming Israel for the blast at the hospital in Gaza, which is indisputably false. In doing so, she has incited antisemitic violence and endangered many lives.”
He then connected it to her past actions, saying, “This antisemitic behavior is unfortunately nothing new from Congresswoman Tlaib. Just a few months ago in July, she took to the House floor to wrongfully describe Israel as an apartheid state before voting against a resolution which reaffirmed that Israel is not a racist or apartheid state. Back in 2021 when Israel had to defend itself yet again from unprovoked rocket attacks from Hamas, Congress took action to replenish Israeli missile defense stocks. However, Congresswoman Tlaib voted against this measure, instead siding once again with Hamas and Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorists.”
Ending by stating why he objects to her getting the classified briefings, he said, “Congresswoman Tlaib has made her stance clear that she would rather support Hamas and other Iranian terrorist proxy organizations than support the self-defense of Israel and American interests in the Middle East. Her words and actions have made it clear that she is unable to be trusted with sensitive information, thus she should be barred from receiving classified updates on the war occurring in Israel. I demand that her security clearance be revoked immediately and that she be prevented from participating in any relevant briefings.“
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