Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib is under fire from Republican politicians for openly posting what they call an anti-Semitic dog whistle on Twitter, a week after she used a profane language to call for Trump’s impeachment, Fox News informed.
Top Republicans in the Senate are also accusing Democratic leaders that they are trying to conceal the fact that Tlaib is one of the many Democrats in Congress with anti-Semitic positions.
Tlaib, responding to a post by Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday, suggested that Senate Republicans were more inclined towards Israel than the U.S., after a report that GOP leaders were planning to introduce a bill that would castigate firms that are part of the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) global movement against Israel. BDS proponents’ agenda is to put pressure on Israel using economic and other means.
“They forgot what country they represent,” wrote Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who made history last week by becoming one of the first two Muslim women to ever serve in Congress.
“This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away,” she added.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the Republican senators to introduce the anti-BDS bill, immediately called Tlaib’s post an “anti-Semitic line” that perpetuates a longstanding “dual loyalty” conspiracy that holds that Israel effectively controls Washington politicians.