Michigan AG Joins Republicans Calling Out Antisemite Tlaib 

Daily Report November 06,2023

Michigan’s Democrat attorney general joined Republicans in calling out Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her recent antisemitic comment on X.

Tlaib on Friday shared a video on X along with comments calling for President Joe Biden to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.

“@POTUS the majority of the American people are not with you on this one. #CeasefireNow,”

the Palestinian-American lawmaker wrote on X. “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.”

Tlaib’s use of the antisemitic phrase “ From the river to the sea” landed her in hot water. The phrase is a popular rallying call used by Hamas supporters to call for the complete destruction of the Jewish State.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) criticized Tlaib for using the phrase while adding that the lawmaker should “retract” the use of the “cruel and hateful” statement.

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

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) also hit out at the Tlaib, noting that the lawmaker’s use of the phrase is problematic.

“From the river to the sea is a rallying call for the erasing of the State of Israel. If that’s aspirational to you, that’s a problem,” Donald wrote on X. “Stand With Israel.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) educated Tlaib on the antisemitic phrase, noting that the phrase meant eradicating Jews.

“This phrase means eradicating Israel and Jews. Period. Dressing it up in a new PR ploy won’t change that. Only a return of hostages, eliminating Hamas and liberating Gaza from oppressive terror will save civilian lives and secure the peace, justice and dignity you seek,” Schultz wrote on X.


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