Dem Congressional Member Calls On House To Censure Tlaib
In a recent interview on Fox News, Florida House Democrat Rep. Jared Moskowitz expressed concern at the comments made by his Democratic colleague, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. Moskowitz agreed that Tlaib should be censured for her statements and her refusal to retract them.
Moskowitz's comments came in response to a question posed by Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany, who brought up Tlaib's controversial tweet which stated, "Israel just bombed the Baptist Hospital killing 500 Palestinians (doctors, children, patients) just like that." The tweet parroted the Gaza Ministry of Health's version of events, which has since been deemed inaccurate by U.S. intelligence.
McEnany pointed out that Tlaib has not taken down her post and instead has doubled down on her claims, stating that an independent investigation is necessary, despite the lack of evidence to support her statements. McEnany then asked Moskowitz if there should be some form of punishment for Tlaib's actions, given that Congress has the power to censure.
In response, Moskowitz reiterated that U.S. intelligence has stated that Israel had no involvement in the incidents that occurred in the parking lot of the hospital, where the alleged bombing took place. He also stated that there is no evidence to support Tlaib's claims that over 500 people were killed and that Israel was responsible for the incident, calling them "lies."
Moskowitz went on to express his disappointment in members of Congress who refuse to listen to U.S. intelligence and instead trust information from Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. He also noted that the media's coverage of the incident was "disgusting" and exposed a level of anti-Semitism.
McEnany pointed out the media's role in perpetuating false information and stated that Tlaib's comments are "terrorist talking points." In response, Moskowitz stated that he believes a censure resolution will come to the floor when there is a new House speaker and that it is something that all members should consider.
He concluded by noting that there is a double standard when it comes to coverage of Israel and that this is due to anti-Semitism. Moskowitz also pointed out the media's role in this, stating that if Jews truly controlled the media, they would not have been blamed for the incident.
In light of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza, it is important for elected officials to carefully consider their words and the impact they can have. Moskowitz's comments serve as a reminder that spreading false information can have damaging consequences, especially when it comes to sensitive topics like this. It remains to be seen if any action will be taken against Tlaib for her statements, but it is clear that there are those who believe she should be held accountable for her words.