Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R), a lawmaker from Georgia, has sponsored a resolution to reprimand Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), a lawmaker from Michigan, for allegedly engaging in anti-Semitic activities and showing sympathy for terrorist organizations.
After Louisiana Republican Rep. Mike Johnson was elected as the new speaker of the House on Thursday, Greene pursued her motion to require a House vote to reprimand Tlaib.
Greene stated that he had “just introduced” a motion to condemn Rashida Tlaib as privileged to force a vote in the House within the next two legislative days.
Tlaib has often exposed her anti-Semitic ideas and her hatred for Israel. She also led a pro-Hamas revolt in the Capitol complex.
In a press release on Thursday, Tlaib blasted Greene’s censure resolution, calling it “unhinged and highly Islamophobic.”
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s resolution is Islamophobic and targets Jewish anti-war advocates, Tlaib stated. It gives me great pleasure to back Jewish peace activists demanding a stop to hostilities.
The Squad Democrat continued, saying she would not be intimidated, would not be dehumanized, and would not be silenced. She will keep pushing for an end to hostilities, the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid, the freedom of all hostages and people held without due process, and the safe return of all American citizens.
Greene remarked that nobody in the Democratic Party has taken steps to hold Tlaib accountable or rein her in.
Last week, Greene said, Tlaib organized a pro-Palestinian rally on Capitol Hill. After the terror group Hamas launched an incursion from Gaza into southern Israel on October 7, hundreds of people took to the streets to call for an end to the fighting. Many civilians were killed in the incident, and the Israeli military is still actively responding to the situation.
At the rally, where activists had taken over a sizable piece of the ground floor of the Cannon House Office Building, Tlaib spoke.
She declared Israel was responsible for the bombing of a Gaza hospital, and she stood by her statement even after numerous intelligence agencies concluded the explosion was likely caused by a misfired Hamas rocket.
Greene described the demonstration in her resolution as an insurrection.