Rep. Rashida Tlaib was eviscerated by the president of a pro-Israel group for her attempt to smear him for allegedly promoting “hate rhetoric and extremism.”
Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, blasted the Michigan Democrat for her claims in a tweet on Monday, ahead of his scheduled testimony on hate crimes and white nationalism before Congress on Tuesday.
The freshman congresswoman, who has come under fire for her previous anti-Semitic remarks, tweeted that Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing “on hate crimes & the rise of white nationalism” would be difficult for “Mohammad Abu Salha, who lost his two daughters & son-in-law in a hate crime,” because of the presence of Klein as well as Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens.
@HouseJudiciary will hold a hearing tomorrow at 10 a.m. on hate crimes & the rise of white nationalism. Mohammad Abu Salha, who lost his two daughters & son-in-law in a hate crime is among those testifying. Please send support & love to @our3winners. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/GFZJCl2bq0
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 9, 2019
“This is going to be tough for the family because the @GOP are calling ZOA’s Mort Klein & conservative Candace Owens to testify at the same hearing,” Tlaib wrote. “Both have elevated hate rhetoric and extremism in our country.”
This is going to be tough for the family because the @GOP are calling ZOA’s Mort Klein & conservative Candace Owens to testify at the same hearing. Both have elevated hate rhetoric and extremism in our country. 2/2 https://t.co/gQNxkP6sKm
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 9, 2019
Klein slammed Tlaib, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, in a statement to The Daily Wire.
“As usual, Tlaib resorts to name calling without any facts,” Klein said. “I know what unbridled hate looks like firsthand as I lost nearly all of my family in Hitler’s Holocaust.”
“Tlaib knows what hate looks like as she put a sticky note over Israel on a map in her office and called it Palestine and she wrote for Louis Farrakhan,” he continued, referring to the 2006 op-ed column she penned for Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication founded by Farrakhan.
“Tlaib also supports BDS. Tlaib promotes anti-Semitism more than almost any other member of Congress that I’ve ever known,” Klein added, noting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which seeks boycotts against Israel.
The Democrat was no sooner sworn into office in January than she made headlines for her profane declaration about impeaching President Trump. Her positions on Israel and ties to anti-Israel figures have come under scrutiny, revealing deeper anti-Semitic connections than were previously known about the freshman congresswoman.
“Tlaib should be ashamed of herself,” Klein concluded. “Tlaib falsely accuses Jews of dual loyalty while she wraps herself in the flag of an enemy of the United States, the flag of the terrorist Palestinian authority, on the day she was sworn into office.”
Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office. pic.twitter.com/mwyshIog4r
— Hannah Allam (@HannahAllam) January 3, 2019
In March, Tlaib unfollowed an anti-Semitic Instagram page that called Jews vermin and “unwanted” people. after she was called out.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 12, 2019
Just days after she was sworn into office, Tlaib tweeted about the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory claiming that members of Congress have dual loyalty to both Israel and the United States as her colleagues considered a bill allowing government agencies to avoid doing business with those supporting BDS.
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
On her very first day in office, the Muslim lawmaker was photographed with anti-Semite Linda Sarsour.
This was the First Day of Congress when Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were sworn in. They are with anti-Semite Linda Sarsour, Linda Sarsour was in Rashida Tlaib’s office again yesterday and Linda’s henchmen blocked reporters. pic.twitter.com/DbQVuHR7jP
— Diane (@SoCalValleyGal) March 7, 2019
Tlaib has also come to the defense of her fellow Democratic congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, saying she was being targeted because she’s a black Muslim woman. Never mind that Omar has had her own share of well-deserved backlash over anti-Semitic remarks.
Omar was back in the headlines Tuesday after lashing out at White House adviser Stephen Miller as a “white nationalist.”
Ilhan Omar calls Jewish WH advisor Stephen Miller ‘a white nationalist,’ Trump Jr slaps back hard https://t.co/HszBDn1jDs
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 9, 2019
Tlaib was roasted over her tweets attacking Klein and Owens on Monday by many, including Owens herself.
“Black people don’t have to be Democrats” is not hateful rhetoric.
“We’re gonna impeach this motherf**cker” is.
You and your little Congress clique of raging anti-Semites do not scare me.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 9, 2019
Bigot says wut? https://t.co/lLZfEJtOnV
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 9, 2019
Mort is the son of Holocaust survivors who was born in a camp in Germany. Of course you have a problem with him. https://t.co/L1VHc7pBrp
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 9, 2019
Says the hateful extremist who yelled about “impeaching the motherf*cker” at a freaking campaign event. You’re a joke.
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) April 9, 2019
This coming from an anti-Semite who supports CAIR and said “we’re gonna impeach that motherfucker.” @RashidaTlaib you’re living proof of having elevated hate rhetoric and extremism in this country and are beyond stupid pointing fingers at others but yourself.
— Nathaniel Rojo (@nathaniel_rojo) April 9, 2019
Tlaib, you are calling out @RealCandaceO an African-American activist and Mort Klein a holocaust survivor hate promoters? Well, you took stupid to a new level, tomorrow get ready for an education session on true hate, perhaps your name might be in the speech??♀️
— Isela Gomez❤️®️?? (@iselago00) April 9, 2019
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) April 9, 2019
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