Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. MP recalculated the charge of anti-Semitism in response to the appointment of President Biden as Secretary of State.
The Biden Transitional Group announced Monday that Antony Blinken, a former deputy foreign minister during the Obama administration and Biden’s foreign policy adviser, has been elected head of the State Department.
Speculation over Blinken’s nomination erupted over the weekend, sparking a reaction from the Michigan Democrat after Faiz Shakir, former campaign manager Bernie Sanders, called Biden’s election a “solid choice”.
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“Until I push my first amendment right to speak against it [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s racist and inhuman policies. The Palestinian people deserve equality and justice, “Tlaib wrote on Sunday night.
Critics were baffled by Tlaib’s tweet, many suggesting that the reason he relied on Israeli politics was that Blinken was Jewish.
“Biden names a Jew as his cabinet: What is Rashida’s answer ?!” Help, as long as that Judische election doesn’t stop me from focusing my hatred on a single country, Israel, you’re a good Jew! You are not trying to defend your 1A right, but your vile Jewish hatred! It’s EVERYTHING yours! “Americans against anti-Semitism founder Dov Hikind responded.
“You can only say you’re worried because you’re Jewish …” the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted.
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“The subtext: Blinken is Jewish, so the congressional leader’s anti-Semite, of course, just wants to ensure that the almighty Jew does not suppress his right to condemn other almighty Jews,” said radio presenter Jason Rantz.
“You are completely free to be as anti-Semitic, racist, dishonest and hateful as you love Rashida,” wrote writer Chad Felix Greene.
“Would you have said that if the candidate was not Jewish?” asked Naom Blum of Tablet Magazine.
The next day, Tlaib followed his first tweet condemning the Trump administration’s pro-Israel political stance.
“Sec. Pompeo has moved to suppress the BDS [Boycott, Divest, and Sanction], a peaceful protest movement protected by Amendment 1. I hope that Mr Blinken and the President-elect, Biden’s government will change the direction of Trump’s State Department and not target or suppress support for Palestinian human rights, “Tlaib tweeted.
Representative Tlaib’s office did not respond immediately to Fox News’ comments.
The outspoken member recently raised an eyebrow after it was announced he would be attending an event called “Demolition of Anti-Semitism, Gaining Justice”, a panel discussion attended by other Israeli critics such as Professor Marc Lamont Hill and writer Peter Beinart.
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Tlaib was previously criticized by the Republican House after describing the “calm feeling” he experienced when thinking about the Holocaust. However, the congressional woman said she was critical of police officers and “twisting” in his words and defended the comments.
Fox News Sam Dorman contributed to the report.