Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who has an extensive history of anti-Semitism, lashed out Wednesday after video of her went viral on Tuesday night where she repeatedly refused to condemn the brutal acts of terrorism committed by Palestinian terrorists against the Jewish state of Israel.
More than 1,200 Israelis were murdered in the attacks on Saturday with thousands more injured. At least 22 Americans were killed and 17 more are still unaccounted for.
“I do not support the targeting and killing of civilians, whether in Israel or Palestine,” Tlaib claimed on Wednesday. “The fact that some have suggested otherwise is offensive and rooted in bigoted assumptions about my faith and ethnicity.”
Tlaib was pressed hard about her views after her initial response to the Palestinian terrorist attacks was to blame Israel.
She was repeatedly asked if Israel had the right to defend itself after 40 babies were murdered, some of whom were decapitated, and if she had any comment about the atrocities that were committed. She refused to answer a single question.
🚨WATCH: I asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies heads, children being burned alive, and women being raped – she had nothing to say. pic.twitter.com/a3UvuvJ4hW
— Hillary Vaughn (@hillary__vaughn) October 11, 2023
Top U.S. lawmakers condemned Tlaib for her refusal to condemn some of the most barbaric acts of violence recorded in modern history.
“Terrorist sympathizers like @RashidaTlaib are disgraceful and her silence as innocent babies, men and women are being killed and attacked is shameful,” said Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). “All D’s and R’s should condemn the horrific actions of Hamas, loud and unequivocally.”
Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) said, “Unfit to serve.”
“It’s beyond me how an elected representative in the U.S. cannot turn to a reporter and openly condemn those actions,” said Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT). “They’ve fallen for everything and now they stand for nothing. I stand with Israel, no doubt about it.”
Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) said, “There is no excuse for refusing to condemn the atrocities of Hamas terrorists. Those condoning Hamas whether publicly or behind closed doors are a stain on the halls of Congress.”