House progressive lawmaker and “squad” member, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), was given harsh criticism by a fellow House Democrat on the floor of the lower chamber on Thursday. Tlaib spoke in opposition to a standalone bill giving funding to the Iron Dome, after House Democrats removed $1 billion in funding for the Iron Dome from the continuing resolution at the demand of progressives.
"I firmly believe our country must oppose selling weapons to anyone, anywhere without human rights law compliance," she said on the House floor ahead of the vote.
.@RepRashida (D-MI) opposing #IronDome funding for Israel:— CSPAN (@cspan) September 23, 2021
"I will not support an effort to enable and support war crimes, human rights abuses, and violence."https://t.co/2twCjbJrNH pic.twitter.com/W4zWwmnSug
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) rightfully accused Tlaib of anti-Semitism in response to her recent comments about Israel.
"I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on floor of House and label Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state...my colleague who just besmirched our ally,” Deutch said on the House floor. “...when there's no place on map for one Jewish state, that's anti-Semitism.”
.@RepTedDeutch after Rep. Tlaib:— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) September 23, 2021
"I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on floor of House and label Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state...my colleague who just besmirched our ally...when there's no place on map for one Jewish state, that's anti-Semitism" pic.twitter.com/kCa5Y5W8EI
Tlaib also condemned Israel as an "apartheid government" in a series of tweets.
I plan on casting a no vote.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 23, 2021
We must stop enabling Israel's human rights abuses and apartheid government. https://t.co/2ewRJDe7uK
I will not support a standalone supplemental bill of $1 billion to replenish the bombs Israel used to commit war crimes in Gaza. https://t.co/YILmG1ZmLy— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 23, 2021
The House passed the standalone funding bill giving $1 billion to the Iron Dome on Thursday afternoon by an overwhelming majority.