CAPITOL (VINnews) — Rashida Tlaib refused to apologize for essentially calling for the elimination of the state of Israel when asked by a reporter.
Fox Business reporter Hillary Vaughn asked Tlaib: “Congresswoman, do you regret using the phrase ‘from the river to the sea?’ It’s used by terrorists to call for the genocide of Jewish people, do you regret using it?”
Tlaib responded by holding up her phone to her face during the 30+ seconds she was on camera.
REPORTER (@hillary__vaughn): “Do you regret using the phrase ‘from the river of the sea’? It’s used by terrorists to call for the genocide of the Jewish people.”
RASHIDA TLAIB: *ignores*
REPORTER (x5): “Are you antisemitic?”
TLAIB (x5): *ignores* pic.twitter.com/NZ8l9s7M3F
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 15, 2023
“The White House says that phrase can be anti-Semitic, are you anti-Semitic, congresswoman?” Vaughn continued.
“Are you anti-Semitic, congresswoman Tlaib?”
“Are you anti-Semitic, congresswoman Tlaib?” .
“Are you anti-Semitic, congresswoman Tlaib? Are you anti-Semitic, congresswoman Tlaib?”
Tlaib refused to answer.
Tlaib was caught on camera joining protesters in her state as they chanted, “From the river to the sea,” a slogan synonymous with the destruction of Israel. She also posted a tweet, defending the phrase.
Tlaib also notoriously accused Israel of blowing up a Gazan hospital, and refused to retract for says, a story that was debunked at every level.
The House of Representatives censured Tlaib for her anti-Semitism.