Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a staunch Trump ally and MAGA Republican, took action against “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib after Speaker Johnson was made Speaker, introducing a resolution to censure Tlaib over her attacks on Israel.
Predictably, Rep. Tlaib went absolutely ballistic over the move. In a furious statement posted to X (formerly Twitter), Rep. Tlaib accused Rep. MTG’s resolution of being “Islamophobic” and unfair to peace advocates, with Rep. Tlaib also implying that it was meant to dehumanize her.
In the raging post, she said, “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s unhinged resolution is deeply Islamophobic and attacks peaceful Jewish anti-war advocates. I am proud to stand in solidarity with Jewish peace advocates calling for a ceasefire and an end to the violence. I will not be bullied, I will not be dehumanized, and I will not be silenced. I will continue to call for ceasefire, for the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid, for the release of hostages and those arbitrarily detained, and for every American to be brought home.”
Continuing, Tlaib vowed to continue supporting the Palestinians, saying, “I will continue to work for a just and lasting peace that upholds the human rights and dignity of all people, and ensures that no person, no child has to suffer or live in fear of violence.”
My statement on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s effort to censure me. pic.twitter.com/dzUNflJPh2
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) October 26, 2023
Quote tweeting Tlaib’s post, fellow hyper-progressive Squad member Ayanna Pressley melted down as well, saying, “.@RashidaTlaib is doing what her district elected her to do: advocate for a better, safer, more just world. Her voice & her leadership are essential. The only thing that needs censuring is the racism, Islamophobia, and ignorance of the GOP.”
MTG, responding to the outrage over her resolution, gloated on X in a post about her political enemy getting her feelings hurt and playing off the left’s frequent hand-wringing and pearl-clutching over “triggering” remarks, joking, “I think Rashida is a little triggered. 😂”
Explaining the reasons for her resolution in a different post on X, Rep. MTG said, “BREAKING NEWS: I just introduced my resolution to censure Rashida Tlaib as privileged to force a House vote in two legislative days. Tlaib led a pro-Hamas insurrection into the Capitol complex, has repeatedly displayed her anti-Semitic beliefs, and shown her hatred for Israel. She must be held accountable and censured.”
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 26, 2023
Similarly, in a post on her website about the resolution, Rep. MTG’s office announced, “Today, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a privileged censure resolution for Rashida Tlaib following last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol by Israel-hating, America-hating Jewish Voice for Peace led by Representative Tlaib.”
It continued, “Congresswoman Greene’s privileged resolution will require the House to consider the resolution on the floor within two legislative days. The Congresswoman expects every Republican to vote in support of her resolution and hopes some Democrats will vote in favor as well to join together in a bipartisan manner in denouncing antisemitic, anti-American behavior from Members of the House of Representatives.”
Speaking to Fox News Digital about the resolution, Greene said, “The [Democratic] Party has done nothing to hold her accountable. They’ve done nothing to rein her in, and no one else here has done it. And so I thought it was right to list examples of – this isn’t just new. This isn’t a one-off thing. This is exactly who she is.“
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