(TheIndependentStar.com) – Confronting her recent outrageously antipatriotic actions, Democratic Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib faced pointed inquiries from Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn regarding allegations of antisemitism in a recent encounter.
Vaughn persistently questioned Tlaib about her use of the phrase “from the river to the sea,” a term historically associated with calls for the eradication of Israel and its Jewish population. Despite repeated attempts, Vaughn received no response from Tlaib, who avoided eye contact and remained silent throughout the interaction.
The reporter’s questioning centered on Tlaib’s use of the contentious phrase, often linked to extremist rhetoric and actions against Israel. “Congresswoman, do you regret using the phrase ‘from the river to the sea,’ it’s used by terrorists to call for the genocide of Jewish people, do you regret using it?” Vaughn asked, only to be met with silence from the congresswoman.
The line of questioning intensified as Vaughn pressed on, referencing the White House’s position that such language is antisemitic. Despite the direct nature of these questions, including bluntly asking, “Are you antisemitic, congresswoman Tlaib?” Tlaib remained unresponsive, maintaining her silence even as she entered an elevator accompanied by a security guard and a presumed staffer, with her phone held to her ear.
As the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Tlaib has been vocal in her criticism of Israel, particularly concerning the conflict with Hamas, which has resulted in significant Israeli civilian deaths. She has called for a ceasefire and has made claims about Israeli military actions, such as an alleged airstrike on a Gaza hospital, which resulted in civilian casualties. These claims have been disputed by U.S. intelligence and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), attributing the incident to a misfire by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Responding to Tlaib’s comments, the House of Representatives voted to censure her. Ahead of this vote, Tlaib denounced the resolution on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), labeling it a “shame” and accusing her colleagues of prioritizing silencing her over addressing the loss of life in Gaza.
Tlaib, the only Palestinian American in Congress, expressed frustration over her colleagues’ failure to acknowledge her perspective, accusing them of distorting her positions with resolutions she deemed filled with falsehoods.