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House votes to table Tlaib censure resolution


On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 222-186 to table a censure resolution against Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The resolution, introduced by Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, came after Tlaib participated in an Israel-Palestine pro-ceasefire demonstration characterized by a sit-in in the Cannon Office Building on Capitol Hill.


Greene criticized Tlaib, calling her a "terrorist sympathizer" and accusing her of following Hezbollah's orders for a "day of unprecedented anger." Tlaib, who is of Palestinian background and a vocal supporter of Palestinians, has faced criticism for her numerous criticisms of Israel during the ongoing conflict. She also made claims that a Gaza hospital had been bombed by Israel, despite intelligence suggesting that a misfired rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad caused an explosion in the hospital's parking lot.


The tabled resolution received support from 23 Republicans and Democrats, signaling bipartisan agreement on the decision. Greene expressed her expectation that even Democrats would join the resolution, describing Tlaib as "an Israel-hating America-hating woman who does not represent anything America stands for."


The outcome of the resolution serves as an important development in the ongoing discussion surrounding Tlaib's actions and statements, highlighting the division in Congress regarding Israel-Palestine relations.

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