In a blow to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), rabid anti-Semites both, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to oppose a resolution supporting the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Omar, fresh off a victory against President Trump who was falsely portrayed as a racist for criticisms of the congresswoman, a victory aided and abetted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, felt emboldened to introduce the resolution last week.
Tlaib vociferously denounced the vote to oppose the resolution, comparing Israel to, among other things, Nazi Germany.
She said there is a “right to boycott” our Jewish allies and, as an example noted, “Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in response to dehumanization, imprisonment, and genocide of Jewish people.”
Far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) compares the anti-Semitic BDS movement — which is designed to destroy Israel — to boycotting Nazi Germany pic.twitter.com/T74oxYYGuI
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 23, 2019
Tlaib also went on to blast Israel, saying that as the “daughter of Palestinian immigrants,” she despises restrictions on the right to “boycott the racist policies of the government and state of Israel.”
In a bipartisan effort, the House overwhelmingly rejected Tlaib and Omar’s resolution, greenlighting the opposition by a vote of 398-17. New York communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also joined her colleagues as one of the few votes against the resolution.
Tlaib’s Nazi Germany Reference Inspired by Omar
To be fair, Tlaib did not come up with the “Israel = Nazi Germany” comparison all on her own. In the text of Omar’s pro-BDS resolution itself, she actually makes the same comparison.
“Whereas Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad, including—,” the resolution reads.
Example number two states, “Boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust.”
Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider recently declared that boycotting Isreal is anti-Semitic, though he declined to call the congresswomen behind the effort themselves anti-Semitic.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was less restrained, describing Omar and Tlaib’s movement “bigoted” and “dangerous.”
“We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” she said, adding, “I simply declare – to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”
It’s good to see Pelosi agrees with President Trump that the Squad’s hatred for America and her allies has no place in this country.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession