Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced this week that she would file a measure of censure in Congress against Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) regarding her comments about the Israel-Hamas conflict. Greene’s effort came as Tlaib accused Israel of bombing a hospital, despite Washington’s position that a failed Hamas rocket launch actually caused the explosion.
Greene described the increasing support for Hamas among some segments of society as representing a “real danger.”
“The one I have my eyes on right now is the free Palestine, pro-Palestinian, pro-Hamas movement, which is turning into what I would call a terrorist movement within our own lands here in our country,” Greene told Breitbart News.
Greene cited the entry of a number of pro-Palestinian protesters into the Capitol complex, calling it “an insurrection” led by the Michigan Democrat.
The Georgia Republican cited individual attacks by Palestinian supporters and sought to find out who financed Talib and her political allies. Greene wrote on social media that Tlaib “has repeatedly displayed her anti-Semitic beliefs and has shown her hatred for Israel.”
“She must be held accountable and censured,” Greene wrote.
Last week, an explosion outside of a Gaza hospital caused a considerable fire. Hamas officials claimed that the explosion was caused by an Israeli airstrike and that it killed more than 500 civilians.
However, the United States and a number of independent media organizations investigated and found that the explosion was likely caused by Hamas instead and that the death toll was likely significantly lower.
Blood libel from Rashida Tlaib is still up https://t.co/DlCeOdIWnK
— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) October 27, 2023
Despite the findings, Tlaib kept up a post on X, formerly known as Twitter claiming the higher Hamas-stated death toll estimate.
She wrote to President Joe Biden that “this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire & help de-escalate.”
As of Saturday night, Tlaib has not deleted the post.
“Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many Palestinian Americans and Muslims [sic] Americans like me. We will remember where you stood,” Tlaib wrote.