Manchin hits Palestinian-American pol who criticized bill aiding Israel
Manchin hits back at Tlaib over Israel bill criticism, alleged “anti-semitic” slur
GreekNewsOnDemand.com comments: What Tlaid, a WOMAN, has said and stands for with regards to the TRUTH about Israel and the Jewish control on Congress is something all those “MEN,” like Marco Bubble-boy-Rubio, will NEVER say or stand up for because THEY ARE TRAITORS. Israel is the ENEMY of all mankind and they demonstrated that CLEARLY on 9/11 when they…ATTACKED AMERICA!!! Oh…look…it’s an old Fox News report on that. Let’s watch this first!….
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday dismissed criticism from a freshman congresswoman about a pro-Israel bill bearing his name that is now at the center of a congressional firestorm.
“We don’t have a better ally than Israel,” Manchin, D-W.Va., told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” describing the legislation as a rebuke to anti-Semitism.
He was responding to controversial comments from Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who in criticizing the legislation was herself accused of invoking an anti-Semitic slur.
The legislation, co-sponsored by Manchin and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, would punish companies that participate in the so-called “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) global movement against Israel. BDS proponents seek to pressure Israel through economic and other means.
“They forgot what country they represent,” Tlaib, a Palestinian-American who made history last week by becoming one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, tweeted of the bill’s supporters.
They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away. https://t.co/KkmqjR58ZM
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 7, 2019
“This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away,” she added.
Rubio swiftly accused Tlaib of referencing the “dual loyalty” charge that has long been used to suggest Washington politicians, including Jewish members, are controlled by Israel. Rubio called it a “typical anti-Semitic line” and argued, “if boycotting #Israel is constitutionally protected, then boycotting companies that boycott #Israel is also constitutionally protected.”