Rep. Rashida Tlaib is facing calls to be barred from receiving future classified briefings on military operations in Israel after she has continued to tout debunked Hamas propaganda and repeatedly attacked Israel in the days following an unprecedented terror attack in the country that resulted in the deaths of 1,400 Israelis.
“I demand that Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib be prevented from participating in any classified briefing about Israel’s ongoing military operations, Israel’s self-defense efforts, or any American military movements in and around the region,” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) said in a letter to House leadership.
“While there has been broad bipartisan support for Israel’s right to self-defense, we must not allow Hamas sympathizers in this body to serve as the mouthpiece for Palestinian terrorists,” Jackson continued. “Rather than condemn the attacks by Hamas, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has chosen to side with Hamas by spreading misinformation. It has become clear that Congresswoman Tlaib’s allegiance lies with Hamas, therefore she cannot be trusted with sensitive information. Her participation in classified discussions around Israel’s self-defense would threaten the integrity of the operation and put American and Israeli lives at risk.”
Jackson cited the fact that Tlaib would not condemn the beheadings of Israeli babies, her repeated promotion of debunked Hamas propaganda that falsely claimed Israel bombed a hospital, and her extensive history of anti-Semitism.
“Congresswoman Tlaib has made her stance clear that she would rather support Hamas and other Iranian terrorist proxy organizations than support the self-defense of Israel and American interests in the Middle East,” he concluded. “Her words and actions have made it clear that she is unable to be trusted with sensitive information, thus she should be barred from receiving classified updates on the war occurring in Israel. I demand that her security clearance be revoked immediately and that she be prevented from participating in any relevant briefings.”
Tlaib continued promoting the false claims about the hospital explosion on Monday night, even though top intelligence agencies from around the world have virtually all concluded that the explosion was caused by a rocket fired by terrorists inside Gaza.
“Both the Israeli and United States governments have long, documented histories of misleading the public about wars and war crimes,” she claimed, adding that she “cannot uncritically accept Israel’s denials of responsibility as fact.”