These House Republicans voted to sink Marjorie Taylor Greene’s censure resolution accusing Rashida Tlaib of ‘leading an insurrection’ – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

These House Republicans voted to sink Marjorie Taylor Greene’s censure resolution accusing Rashida Tlaib of ‘leading an insurrection’

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to censure Rashida Tlaib for “leading an insurrection.”
Tlaib addressed pro-Palestine protestors as they held a sit-in at a Capitol Hill office building.
Several Republicans joined Democrats to table Greene’s resolution.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attempt to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib has failed — in major part thanks to her home-state Republican colleagues.

On Wednesday, a majority of the Republican-led House voted to table the Georgia Republican’s censure resolution, which accused the Michigan Democrat of being antisemitic, sympathizing with terrorists, and “leading an insurrection.”

Greene notably has her own history of antisemitic pronouncements and once suggested that Tlaib was not a legitimate member of Congress because she was sworn in with a Quran rather than a Bible.

The resolution relies on several mischaracterizations of Tlaib’s past comments and positions, including suggesting that she feels a “calming feeling” when thinking of the Holocaust and characterizing her criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic.

Tlaib, the sole Palestinian-American in Congress, has indeed irked some of her Jewish colleagues by describing Israel as an apartheid state — a term employed by several international human rights organizations.

The resolution also characterizes a sit-in protest on Capitol Hill led by two Jewish anti-Zionist groups — IfNotNow and Jewish Voice for Peace — as an “insurrection.”

The October 19 protest included a large crowd outside the Capitol and a sit-in in the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building. Tlaib spoke to the crowd outside.

—Waleed Shahid 🪬 (@_waleedshahid) October 19, 2023

While Republicans are often quick to criticize Tlaib, Greene’s resolution apparently went too far for some of them, and a handful made their opposition clear in the days before the vote.

Interestingly, a disproportionate number of Republican votes to table the resolution came from Michigan Republicans.

Here are the 23 Republicans who voted to table Greene’s resolution:

Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North DakotaRep Ken Buck of ColoradoRep. John Duarte of CaliforniaRep. Chuck Edwards of North CarolinaRep. Morgan Griffith of VirginiaRep. Glenn Grothman of WisconsinRep. Harriet Hageman of WyomingRep. Bill Huizenga of MichiganRep. Darrell Issa of CaliforniaRep. Dusty Johnson of South DakotaRep. Doug LaMalfa of CaliforniaRep. Thomas Massie of KentuckyRep. Tom McClintock of CaliforniaRep. Rich McCormick of GeorgiaRep. Max Miller of OhioRep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks or IowaRep. John Moolenaar of MichiganRep. Chip Roy of TexasRep. Austin Scott of GeorgiaRep. Victoria Spartz of IndianaRep. Michael Turner of OhioRep. Derrick Van Orden of WisconsinRep. Tim Walberg of Michigan

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