House censures Rashida Tlaib in bipartisan rebuke

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In a bipartisan rebuke, the House voted 234-188 in favor of censuring Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

While 212 Republicans supported the censure resolution, four GOP lawmakers voted against it. Twenty-two Democrats voted for the censure resolution while 184 voted against it. Three Democrats and one Republican voted present.

The four GOP lawmakers who voted against the censure resolution included Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Ken Buck of Colorado, Tom McClintock of California, and John Duarte of California.

“I am proud to report that 22 of my Democratic colleagues joined with 212 of Republicans to stand against antisemitism and admonish @RashidaTlaib for her disgusting bigotry against Israel and the Jewish people,” Republican Rep. Rich McCormick of Georgia tweeted.

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“The rest of the Hamas Caucus is next,” GOP Rep. Troy Nehls of Texas tweeted while noting that the House had censured Tlaib.

Tlaib raised eyebrows last week when she shared a video that apparently featured crowds saying “from the river to the sea,” an expression that is widely viewed as an anti-Semitic call to wipe out the Jewish state of Israel. Tlaib claimed that the phrase “is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.”

But even before she had made those controversial posts, Tlaib had already been targeted for censure. Last week, Democrats and some Republicans voted to table a different censure resolution regarding Tlaib.

The resolution that passed on Tuesday was put forward on Monday.

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