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Rashida Tlaib says Democrats stood with ‘the fascist side’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she was “completely heartbroken” by Democratic lawmakers who voted to censure her over her comments about the Israeli-Palestinian war.

The Michigan representative spoke to MSNBC's Joy Reid and described himself as someone who wants peace and likes to discuss issues “heart-to-heart” with colleagues.

According to reports BreitbartTlaib also called Republicans fascists and expressed disappointment in Democrats who voted with Republicans.

“Even after we had a heart-to-heart conversation, I didn’t know they were going to stand on the fascist side of the aisle and silence the only Palestinian American,” Tlaib explained.

In the vote to censure her, 22 Democrats joined 212 Republicans in voting 234 to 188 in favor of censuring her. Condemnation is explained as follows. senate as “censure or impeachment” and as “a formal expression of disapproval in the form of a resolution adopted by a majority vote.”

“When it comes to Israel and Palestine, I'm telling them that I'm more at risk than anyone else who continues to believe in certain policies because my family is there,” Tlaib continued.

“I believe in coexistence.…Frankly, I truly believe that we will have a country like the one my grandparents were born into, where all faiths are welcome and where my grandfather was a Jewish neighbor. I was picking olives next door. And that's my dream. “It's for Palestinians and Israelis. And I know we can accomplish it, but I don't want Palestinian Americans in Congress. It cannot be gained by silencing people,” the lawmaker argued.

Tlaib tearfully defended his position on the House floor, one of several times he has done so publicly.

Treib cried. during a public speech In November 2023, she criticized the Biden administration for its response to Palestinian attacks on Israel.

The politician received support from his colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, as she broke down in tears on the House floor. February 2021 while describing the death threats she received.

Later that year, she burst into tears during a press conference. asked for punishment Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for “inciting violence against Muslims.”

August 2019, Tlaib also cried She spoke alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) about growing up in “the blackest city in the country.”

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