A member of U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) own Democratic Party is calling for the congresswoman to be censured.
U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), according to the Washington Examiner, called for Tlaib to be censured during an appearance Tuesday on the Fox News Channel's Outnumbered.
There, Moskowitz said that Tlaib, a member of the so-called "squad," ought to be censured by the U.S. House of Representatives for refusing to retract the statement that she made in which she alleged that Israel is responsible for the strike on the al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City.
In case you missed it, the strike occurred amid the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine, and it killed hundreds. Initially, Hamas claimed that Israel was behind the strike. But, intelligence from Israel, the United States, and France has found that the source of the rocket was actually the Palestinians.
Tlaib was quick to place the blame on Israel. Here is the message that she posted to X on Oct. 17, 2023:
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 Western intelligence showed that the most likely source of the rocket is Palestine, Tlaib has faced calls to retract this message. But, she has refused.
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.
This is why Rep. Moskowitz is calling for Tlaib to be censured by the House.
In light of the fact that several of Hamas' statements about the rocket strike have been proven false, Moskowitz said, "Any member of Congress who continues to trust Hamas’ information over U.S. information is obviously deeply concerning."
At this point, one of the show's hosts asked Moskowitz whether he believes that Tlaib ought to be punished, censured, or reprimanded under Article One, Section Five of the U.S. Constitution.
"I think once we get a House speaker here, I think that censure resolution will come to the floor. And, I do think it’s something that everyone should consider," Moskowitz said.
Moskowitz went on to condemn anti-Semitism, especially the anti-Semitism that we have seen since Hamas' Oct. 7 terror attack on Israel.
We'll see if Moskowitz is right about the House holding a vote to censure Tlaib. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) was selected to be the next speaker of the House.