House lawmakers have rejected the far-left agenda of the so-called “Squad” of Democrats and voted in support of Israel.
Just one member of the notorious left-wing group voted against a resolution affirming Israel’s right to exist.
Radical anti-Semitic Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was the only “Squad” member to vote against the resolution.
Even Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the notorious anti-Semite with a soft spot for Islamists, voted “yes” that Israel has a right to exist.
The House voted 412-1-1 to send that message.
For years, the so-called “Squad” faced criticism of the members’ anti-Israel views.
However, it appears that their agenda has now been sidelined in a big way.
A lone Republican, libertarian Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), voted “no.”
Tlaib, meanwhile, voted present on the resolution backing Israel.
Massie expressed concern that the resolution’s language was too broad.
“Antisemitism is deplorable, but expanding it to include criticism of Israel is not helpful,” he said.
The resolution says in part that “denying Israel’s right to exist is a form of anti-Semitism.”
While Massie had more abstract concerns about speech, Tlaib – the only Palestinian member of Congress – has not kept hidden her intense emotional connection to Palestine.
Her impassioned, many say extreme, rhetoric surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict has made her a black sheep in Congress, which supports Israel overwhelmingly.
The House took the rare step weeks ago to censure Tlaib for using a slogan seen by many as a call for Israel’s destruction, “from the river to the sea.”
But Tlaib called for “peaceful coexistence” in a lengthy post deploring the lopsided House vote.
She claimed the “one-sided” resolution ignored Palestine’s existence.
“Unfortunately, this resolution is a one-sided attempt to rewrite history, contributes to the ongoing erasure of Palestinians by not even acknowledging their existence,” she said.
Tlaib called on Israel to release “arbitrarily detained” Palestinians, equating them with the innocent Israelis taken captive by Hamas terrorists.
“I support the release of Israeli civilians and ask my colleagues to demand the same for Palestinian civilians being held by Israeli forces without charge or trial,” she said.
Hamas and Israel had agreed to a ceasefire.
The pause in fighting was to allow Hamas to begin releasing some hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.
The “ceasefire” ended on Friday morning.
Tlaib voted “yes” on a unanimously-passed resolution condemning Hamas’s brutal October 7 terrorist attack.