(NewsReady.com) – One of the House’s most outspoken Republicans has tried to censure a radical leftist — but it looks like it’s blown up in her face. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) objected to the position Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) took on the Israel-Hamas war and attempted to censure her for it. Now, another Democrat is trying to censure Greene for Islamophobia.
Since Tlaib entered Congress in January 2019, she’s often caused controversy with her extreme anti-Israel views. She supports boycotting Israeli goods, accuses the Jewish state of “apartheid,” and lost the backing of liberal pressure group J Street after it said she misled it about her views on the Middle East. Then, two days after Hamas terrorists slaughtered 1,400 Israelis in the October 7 terrorist attack, she called for the “dismantling” of the Israeli system. That was too much even for many of her fellow Democrats, and she faced a barrage of criticism. Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) called her comments “reprehensible and repulsive,” while Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) said it “sickens” him that his colleagues could turn on Israel at the moment it was attacked. Michael Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the US, also blasted the Palestinian-American legislator, calling her prejudiced.
Greene didn’t think that went far enough, though. On October 26, she introduced a motion calling on the House to censure Tlaib for “anti-Semitic activity” and “sympathizing with terrorist organizations.”
Tlaib responded by calling Greene “unhinged” and accusing her of Islamophobia. Now a fellow Democrat, Representative Becca Balint (D-VT) has jumped on the bandwagon. The same day Greene introduced her motion, Balint brought in one of her own — aimed at censuring Greene. She claims the Georgia conservative’s motion is “riddled with lies and falsehoods” and called for her to be censured for “anti-semitic, Islamophobic, anti-LGBTQ, racist rhetoric and conspiracy theories.” Greene quickly replied on X (formerly Twitter), urging Balint to “slow down and breathe a little.”
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