There continue to be calls to censure U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the Washington Examiner reports.
The big question is: now that U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) has been elected House speaker, will the House actually move forward with censuring Tlaib?
It certainly seems to be a possibility.
The calls to censure Tlaib are being led by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Greene specifically wants Tlaib to be censured for questionable statements that Tlaib has made about the Israel-Palestine war.
Tlaib is one of those House members who has claimed that Israel was behind the rocket strike that hit a hospital in Gaza City, killing hundreds. Here, Tlaib seems to be siding with the Hamas terrorist group, which initially blamed Israel for the strike.
Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that. @POTUS this is what happens when you refuse to facilitate a ceasefire & help de-escalate.
Your war and destruction only approach has opened my eyes and many… https://t.co/mZYoifT7bj
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) October 17, 2023
Since then, however, intelligence from Israel, France, and the United States has all suggested that the rocket that hit the hospital actually came from Palestine.
Accordingly, there have been calls for Tlaib to take her statement down from social media. But, Tlaib has refused to do so.
In one of her latest statements on the matter, she said:
Media outlets and third-party analysts have raised doubts about claims and evidence offered by both Israel and the Gaza Ministry of Health, and I agree with the United Nations that an independent investigation is necessary.
Greene, accordingly, continues to call for Tlaib to be censured by the House. Last Thursday, Greene introduced a measure to this effect on the House floor.
BREAKING NEWS: I just introduced my resolution to censure Rashida Tlaib as privileged to force a House vote in two legislative days.
Tlaib led a pro-Hamas insurrection into the Capitol complex, has repeatedly displayed her anti-Semitic beliefs, and shown her hatred for Israel.… pic.twitter.com/R9nCVUSn2x
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 26, 2023
The New York Post reports:
The Georgia Republican’s measure was introduced as a privileged resolution, meaning House leadership will be forced to take action on the bill within two legislative days — either bringing it to the floor for a vote or voting to table it.
So, the big question is how this is all going to play out. We should get an answer this week.
It ought to be noted that Greene has received some Democratic support for her measure.