Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) continues to proudly display a Palestinian flag outside her Capitol office despite the horrific attack on Israel by Islamic terrorists over the weekend that left at least 900 people dead, including eleven Americans. The Hamas militants reportedly took more than 130 civilians hostage, and have threatened to slaughter them live online.
Graphic videos and images from the unprecedented invasion continue to emerge online revealing that the terrorists sadistically targeted women, children, and the elderly with unimaginable brutality.
“The Israeli soldiers discovered babies with heads cut off”
Hamas beheaded babies.
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) October 10, 2023
A photo of Tlaib’s Palestinian flag posted on X sparked outrage Monday and led a Republican lawmaker to formally take action to “end this silliness.” The flag stands beside several other flags, including a gay pride flag, ironically, but not an American flag.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib is flying a Palestinian flag and an LGBTQ pride flag outside her office. Who wants to tell her? pic.twitter.com/tga4jgPcjj
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) October 9, 2023
The flags have reportedly stood outside the Michigan Democrat’s office since at least January of this year, when she posted a photo of herself next to the Palestinian flag on social media. “Palestinians may be banned from flying their flag under an apartheid government, but we can still proudly do it at my office,” she wrote at the time. “I’m proud to be a Palestinian American and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid. No one can erase our existence.”
Palestinians may be banned from flying their flag under an apartheid government, but we can still proudly do it at my office. I’m proud to be a Palestinian American and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid. No one can erase our existence. pic.twitter.com/vuW5ciLo1k
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) January 25, 2023
Tlaib, who is of Palestinian descent, is a renowned critic of Israel with a history of anti-Semitic comments. She and other members of the far-left “Squad,” boycotted the Israeli president’s joint address to Congress earlier this year.
According to the Daily Mail, eight congressional Democrats have refused to support Israel in the wake of the invasion: Reps. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Greg Casar, and Summer Lee.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) October 10, 2023
Rep. Max Miller (R- Ohio) introduced an amendment to a legislative appropriations bill Monday to discourage lawmakers from displaying foreign flags outside of their Capitol Hill offices.
“The halls of Congress belong to America,” Miller wrote. “They should be reserved for flags that embody our great nation. The Palestinian flag should not have a place here. That’s why I sponsored an appropriations amendment to end this silliness.”
Miller’s amendment to a legislative appropriations bill would “prohibit funds from being used to acquire or display any flag or pennant other than the flag of the United States, any state or territory of the U.S., or the POW-MIA flag on Capitol grounds.”
The halls of Congress belong to America. They should be reserved for flags that embody our great nation.
The Palestinian flag should not have a place here.
— Congressman Max Miller (@RepMaxMiller) October 9, 2023
In a statement Sunday addressing the horrific attack, Tlaib failed to condemn Hamas and instead decried Israel as an “apartheid” state that had generated Palestinian “resistance.”
“I grieve the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday, today, and every day. I am determined as ever to fight for a just future where everyone can live in peace, without fear and with true freedom, equal rights, and human dignity,” Tlaib said.
“The path to that future must include lifting the blockade, ending the occupation, and dismantling the apartheid system that creates the suffocating, dehumanizing conditions that can lead to resistance,” she added.