House Republicans have put forward two separate proposals to censure a Democrat who has faced bipartisan criticism for her remarks regarding the Israel Gaza War. Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian American Congress member from Michigan, accused President Joe Biden of endorsing genocide in Gaza. She shared a video on social media that garnered over 4 million views, leading to condemnation from the White House and several Democrats. Tlaib responded to her critics by stating that her colleagues were more focused on silencing her than on saving lives.
Georgia Republican Rich McCormack introduced a resolution to condemn Tlaib for advocating for the destruction of Israel and spreading false narratives. He argued that Tlaib’s actions were unbecoming of a House Representative as she supported terrorist organizations and denounced the United States. In a recent survey, it was found that only 70% of Arab American voters plan to vote for Biden in 2024, down from 59% in 2020.
This decline in support came after over 1,400 Israelis were killed in Hamas attacks on October 7th, and more than 10,000 Palestinians have lost their lives in Israeli attacks..