US House rejects effort to censure Rashida Tlaib (Al Jazeera)


    Israel-Gaza war: US House rejects effort to censure Rashida Tlaib – By Al Jazeera and News Agencies (Al Jazeera) / Nov 2, 2023

    Efforts to formally denounce Palestinian American legislator dismissed with broad bipartisan support.

    The US House of Representatives has rejected an effort to censure Palestinian American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat who has been advocating for Palestinian rights amid Israel’s war on Gaza.

    The measure, which was introduced by far-right Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, was halted in a 222 to 186 vote on Wednesday, with 23 Republicans joining the Democrats in opposing it.

    A Democratic effort to in turn censure Greene was called off in response.

    The so-called censure resolution against Tlaib accused the Michigan representative of “anti-Semitic activity, sympathising with terrorist organisations and leading an insurrection at the United States Capitol Complex”, referring to a sit-in by Jewish activists inside Congress to demand a ceasefire in Gaza.



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