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CENSURED! House of Reps Censures Rashida Tlaib for Defending Hamas, Antisemitic Remarks [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.08.23

The House of Representatives voted to censure squad Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Tuesday night for the congresswoman’s antisemitic remarks and defense of the Hamas terror attacks.

The resolution was introduced by Rep. Rich McCormick (R-GA) after a similar resolution from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was voted down earlier in the week due to the use of the word “insurrection.”

McCormick’s resolution passed 234-188, with four members voting present.

Twenty-two Democrats crossed the aisle to vote with 212 Republicans to censure Tlaib, and four Republicans voted with 184 Democrats against the resolution.

Democrats attempted to kill the vote, but ultimately failed.

From The New York Post:

A move by Democratic lawmakers to kill the resolution against the “Squad” rep failed 213-208, with 202 Democrats and GOP Reps. Ken Buck of Colorado, John Duarte of California, Mike Garcia of California, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Tom McClintock of California and Ryan Zinke of Montana voting in support.

Every other Republican member — with the exception of Anthony D’Esposito of New York, Daniel Webster of Florida and Jim Banks of Indiana, who were all absent — voted against tabling the censure.

Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) voted present, and eight other Democratic lawmakers were absent.

McCormick’s resolution notes Tlaib’s “false narratives” around the Oct. 7 attack, in which jihadists slaughtered 1,400 civilians in Israel — including at least 33 American citizens.

Fellow “Squad” Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Cori Bush (D-MO), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) denounced the House GOP, with Pressley calling the censure “Islamophobic.”

Tlaib defended her remarks from the House floor.

“I will not be silenced, and I will not let you distort my words,” Tlaib said. “Trying to bully or censor me won’t work because this movement for a cease-fire is much bigger than one person. It’s growing every single day.”

“This is not about a First Amendment issue. Rashida Tlaib has a right to spew antisemitic vitriol, even call for the destruction of the Jewish state,” McCormick told members.

“But the House of Representatives also has the right to make it clear that her hate speech does not reflect the opinion of the chamber. And that’s what this resolution is about,” he said.

Watch the clip below:

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