Rep. Tlaib Requests Taxpayers Fund Her Anti-Semitism
Rashida Tlaib came out strongly with the "dual loyalty" slur recently. But where does Tlaib's loyalty lay?
Newly-inaugurated Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib just requested taxpayer money to fund a Congressional delegation to the Palestinian Authority-controlled territories in Israel. At the same time, her equally new colleague from Rep. Ilhan Omar was just appointed by her fellow Democrats to the prestigious House Foreign Affairs Committee.
What do these events have in common and, more importantly, what do they portend for the Democratic Party?
Both Tlaib (D-MI) and Omar (D-MN) are open supporters of the boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.
And who's standing up against Tlaib and her proposed mis-use of taxpayers' funds to promote anti-Semitism? A Republican, of course:
Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to deny Tlaib’s request. “This action, from an outspoken supporter of the ‘BDS’ Israeli boycott movement and whose personal vitriol led her to publicly brag about calling our President a ‘mother****er’ to her young son, is both ill-conceived and inconsistent with our national values,” Babin wrote.
Moreover, Babin noted that by traveling to Palestinian Authority-controlled territory, American tax dollars would be going to an anti-American political body that has a history of paying terrorists – some of whom have specifically targeted and killed American citizens.
“Notwithstanding the potential damage to the U.S.-Israel relationship, it seems to be a gross misappropriation of taxpayer dollars to contribute to, however indirectly, a belligerent group and its affiliates that directly oppose the interests of the United States,” Babin wrote.
I wonder how Pelosi (D-CA) will answer Tlaib's request.