Despite Rep. Rashida Tlaib reminding her House colleagues that the United States proudly boycotted Nazi Germany, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, by a vote of 398-17, to pass a resolution opposing the BDS movement against Israel.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) July 23, 2019
#JihadSquad hardest hit.
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 23, 2019
Thank you to every Republican & Democrat who overwhelmingly voted to reject the antisemitic BDS movement.
Vote results: 398 YES, 17 NO.
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) July 24, 2019
Though Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar have framed the debate as a First Amendment issue, suggesting that somehow the resolution would somehow outlaw dissent or criticism of Israel, it does no such thing.
What’s disturbing, though, is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ argument against the resolution, which seems to suggest that passing it would lead nonviolent anti-Israel protesters to explore other means of protest.
Ocasio-Cortez, on BDS resolution: “My concern with being overly punitive on nonviolent forms of protest is that it forces people into other channels and I would hate to be a part of, you know, paving that kind of path.” https://t.co/7Sgdu00Og8
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 24, 2019
“Overly punitive”? Has she read the resolution? And what does she mean it “forces” people into other channels that she “would hate to be a part of”?
— Tsglover (@Tsglover) July 24, 2019
what is AOC implying here?
— Am G (@JvKT1bBokMzzH9Y) July 24, 2019
Pass an implicitly pro-BDS resolution or people will commit violent crimes https://t.co/42YEeQ8DuY
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) July 24, 2019
Seriously? She is excusing terrorism because of sanctions due to violent protests? (I would say non violent but that would be lying)
— Dr. KennyGee, PhD (@KennyGGee) July 24, 2019
Nobody forces somebody to be violent ?
— commonsense (@commonsense258) July 24, 2019
Sixteen Democrats opposed the bill, including Omar and Tlaib, not surprisingly, though Rep. Ayanna Pressley broke with the squad on this one.
House Democrats didn't just throw Team Intersectional under the bus on the anti-BDS resolution, they backed it over them multiple times. Interestingly, Ayanna Pressley didn't vote agaisnt it, though the other three did. https://t.co/GBR7m6CZVe
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) July 23, 2019
The “controversial” resolution passed 398 to 17
— John W. (@Bearcat50) July 24, 2019
This whole Disinvestment from Israel initiative is severely misguided and actually hurts Palestinian interests.
— Boris Aleksandrovsky (@baleksan) July 23, 2019
"It's the smart move; Pressley was always smarter."
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) July 23, 2019
That's it, Pressley is out of the Squad.
— Meier Ben Avraham ❌ (@hebrewservative) July 24, 2019
I give it until Friday before she's apologizing and begging for forgiveness from the Woke Mob.
— Coding My AI Therapy Lizard (@Gator_Country) July 24, 2019
And what’s this about?
I can accept the 16 anti-Semite commie Democrat freaks voting against an anti #BDS resolution, because they are who they are.
— Christian Cámara (@Reaganista) July 24, 2019
Rep. Rashida Tlaib doubles down on comparing BDS movement to American boycott of Nazi Germany https://t.co/RdMeWjRQXK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 23, 2019