The decade's most triggering comedy
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) shared a video — which featured pro-Palestinian protesters from all across the country — and called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, arguing that President Joe Biden was supporting genocide if he failed to join in the call.
“@POTUS, the majority of the American people are not with you on this one. #CeasefireNow,” she posted on X along with the video.
*Warning: the video below contains graphic imagery from the Israel-Hamas War*
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 3, 2023
The video showed graphic imagery of the destruction in Gaza — where Hamas’ insistence on hiding legitimate military targets and weapons caches inside schools, hospitals, and private homes has led to civilian casualties in spite of Israeli counter-measures. Those images were followed by video and photos from across the United States, featuring protesters accusing Israel of “genocide” and suggesting that the October 7 Hamas attack — during which they slaughtered more than 1,400 Israelis, many of them women and children — was an act of “resistance.”
One frame of the video showed protesters from Tlaib’s home state of Michigan as they chanted, “From the river to the sea” — meaning from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea — which would require the total destruction of Israel as a Jewish State.
The video ended on Tlaib, who again called for a ceasefire and warned President Biden that people would “remember” what he did in this particular instance. The next frame was just white letters on a black background, in all capital letters: “JOE BIDEN SUPPORTED THE GENOCIDE OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE.”
“It appears that Rashida Tlaib is endorsing the genocide of Israel while accusing Biden of supporting genocide,” Greg Price commented.
“After being informed of @RepRashida Tlaib’s explicit call for the complete erasure of Israel as a country, the @WhiteHouse stated that Islamophobia was a real problem and called for people to stop being so Islamophobic,” Margot Cleveland added.
Tlaib attempted to backpedal several hours later, posting a follow-up comment claiming that “From the river to the sea” was “an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence.”