Washington — The House voted to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian American in Congress, after her defense of a rallying cry that is widely regarded as calling for the elimination of Israel.

The censure resolution introduced by Georgia Rep. Rich McCormick condemns the Michigan Democrat for “promoting false narratives” around the Oct. 7 terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel and “calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.”

The House passed the measure late Tuesday by a vote of 234 to 188, with 22 Democrats joining all but 4 Republicans voting in favor of her censure. Four members voted present.

Tlaib has been one of the most vocal members of Congress to demand a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, amid a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the rising death toll of Palestinian civilians.

In doing so, Tlaib posted a video Friday that included footage of protesters in Michigan chanting part of a rallying cry — “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — that the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish groups view as calling for the destruction of Israel and consider to be antisemitic. Tlaib defended the use of the slogan as “an aspirational call for freedom, human rights and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.”

Washington — The House voted to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian American in Congress, after her defense of a rallying cry that is widely regarded as calling for the elimination of Israel.

The censure resolution introduced by Georgia Rep. Rich McCormick condemns the Michigan Democrat for “promoting false narratives” around the Oct. 7 terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel and “calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.”

The House passed the measure late Tuesday by a vote of 234 to 188, with 22 Democrats joining all but 4 Republicans voting in favor of her censure. Four members voted present.

Tlaib has been one of the most vocal members of Congress to demand a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war, amid a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the rising death toll of Palestinian civilians.

In doing so, Tlaib posted a video Friday that included footage of protesters in Michigan chanting part of a rallying cry — “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — that the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish groups view as calling for the destruction of Israel and consider to be antisemitic. Tlaib defended the use of the slogan as “an aspirational call for freedom, human rights and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.”

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