The House of Representatives voted to impeach Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in a 234 – 188 vote Tuesday night.
The punishment, though largely symbolic, was a formal public rebuke of his latest anti-Israel comments made in the wake of the Jewish nation’s war against the terrorist group Hamas.
Twenty-two Democrats voted along with 212 Republicans to censure Tlaib. Four GOP lawmakers voted against the measure. Four lawmakers voted to be present. The proposal was introduced by freshman Rep. Rich McCormick, R-Ga., on Monday.
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“If this is not worthy of censure, what is? When you can call for the annihilation of a country and its people, if that’s not worthy of a censure, what is?” McCormick said on the House floor Tuesday.
In the text of his resolution, the Georgia Republican accused Tlaib of “promoting false narratives about the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.”
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Tlaib, the only Palestinian-American in Congress, came under bipartisan criticism after sharing a video on social platform X that included the phrase “From the river to the sea,” a pro-Palestinian liberation slogan.
His critics pointed out that the rallying cry explicitly called for the destruction of Israel as a state. Hamas also incorporated the phrase.
“Basically it is a call for a Palestinian state stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, territory that includes the State of Israel, which would mean the dissolution of the Jewish state,” the Anti-Defamation League website said. “It is an antisemitic charge that denies the Jewish right to self-determination, including by removing Jews from their ancestral homeland.”
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Tlaib remained unapologetic about his use of the phrase.
“It is important to separate the people and the government,” he said on the floor of the House earlier. “The idea that criticizing the Israeli government is antisemitic sets a dangerous precedent.”
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The House voted to advance McCormick’s resolution on Tuesday, when a vote to kill the measure was defeated 208 to 213, with one lawmaker voting “there.”
A resolution to rebuke Tlaib, brought by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., failed to advance on a vote last week.