Two weeks ago, following her swearing-in ceremony, Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) went viral for referring to President Donald Trump as a “motherf***er.” Now, a Republican Congressman from the great state of Texas is making her pay.
Two weeks ago, newly-installed Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) made history as the first Palestinian-American to be sworn into Congress. She also set a precedent for what is perhaps the most unethical behavior we have seen from a sitting lawmaker, referring to the President of the United States as a “motherf***er”:
Tlaib was celebrated Thursday by Democrats and the media as the first Palestinian-American member of Congress, and one of the two first Muslim women in Congress.
She took her oath of office on a Koran owned by President Thomas Jefferson and wore a traditional Palestinian robe (“thobe”) to the swearing-in and first session in the House.
Later that evening, however, she appeared at a reception hosted by the far-left MoveOn.org organization, and declared — to the cheers of those present: “We’re gonna impeach that motherfuck**r.” [Source: Breitbart]
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In response to his colleague’s incendiary stunt, Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin is calling on the Democrats to give Tlaib the same treatment that President Trump gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her upcoming trip. In a letter to each Democratic House Committee Chairman, Babin implored them to reject any request to authorize a taxpayer-funded Congressional delegation to Palestine as put forth by Tlaib.
“As a newly elected Member of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib has plans to lead a taxpayer-funded Congressional delegation (CODEL) to Palestine,” wrote Babin. “This action, from an outspoken supporter of the ‘BDS’ Israeli boycott movement and whose personal vitriol led her to publicly brag about calling our President a ‘mother****er’ to her young son, is both ill-conceived and inconsistent with our national values.”
“Israel is of vital importance to U.S. interests in the Middle East, a fact widely acknowledged on both sides of the aisle,” Babin continued. “Since Israel’s beginnings, our nations have pursued strong relations based on common values, providing mutual security in the region and helping to spread democratic practices. The mere prospect of a CODEL like this threatens that relationship.”
“Allowed to proceed, this action could undo years of goodwill built by the foreign policy and Israeli-American communities,” he wrote. “To signal to our most threatened ally in the region that the United States Congress sanctions an official trip to visit Israel’s nemesis would be an exceedingly dangerous path forward.”
In closing, the Texas Republican called on the Chairmen to “deny Rep. Tlaib’s request to sponsor and lead a CODEL to Palestine and exercise your authority as chair to deny your consent to any member of your committee who seeks your approval to participate in such a misadventure. Please consider the damage that a yet inexperienced and overly caustic Member of Congress may cause to Israeli relations, or the perceptions of our own Jewish-American citizens.”
Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced the trip to the West Bank shortly after she was elected to her seat. The trip would be in lieu of the Israeli sponsored AIPAC trip offered to incoming freshmen congressmen, according to The Daily Caller.
“I want us to see that segregation and how that has really harmed us being able to achieve real peace in that region,” Tlaib told The Intercept back in December. “I don’t think AIPAC provides a real, fair lens into this issue. It’s one-sided. … [They] have these lavish trips to Israel, but they don’t show the side that I know is real, which is what’s happening to my grandmother and what’s happening to my family there.”
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