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Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to get out of the underlying policies, the parts of your Democratic Caucus, says Florida Congressman Mike waltz, Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib in a comparison of the boycott movement of Israel to the American boycott of Nazi-Germany on Tuesday.
The Michigan Democrat, a Palestinian-American, made the comments during a floor speech in opposition to declare the house a resolution of opposition against the anti-Israel Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
Tlaib said that the “daughter of Palestinian immigrants,” you can’t stand to see restrictions to the right to “boycott the racist policies of the government and the state of Israel.”
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To boycott “the right, is deep in the fabric of our country,” she said. “What was the Boston Tea y, but a boycott? Where would we be led without the boycott by civil rights activists in the 1950s and ‘ 60s, such as the Montgomery bus boycott and the United Farm Workers grape boycott?”
You then pivoted to the history of the Americans say a boycott of a foreign government, “the Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in reaction to the dehumanization, imprisonment, and genocide of the Jewish people.”
“In the 1980s, many of us in this very body to boycott South African goods in the fight against apartheid. Our right to freedom of expression is under threat, with this resolution,” she added. “It sets a dangerous precedent, because it is trying to delegitimize a certain people of a political speech, and to send a message that our government can and will take action against the speech they don’t like.”
OMAR LEADS THE RESOLUTION DEFENDED THE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL, COMPARES IT TO BOYCOTTS OF NAZI GERMANY, SOVIET UNION
The resolution, against the BDS motion passed on a vote of 398-17. Among the Democrats who voted against the resolution Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., the only Republican vote “no”.
To condemn the measure formally, the BDS movement, according to Omar, introduced a separate resolution, the trying, the right for a boycott of Israel. The text of the resolution with the boycott of the Jewish state to boycott of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.
“Americans who have a conscience, a proud history of participation in boycotts for human rights abroad, including … the boycott of Nazi Germany from March 1933 until October 1941, in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar said in the resolution last week, will be presented.
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The anti-Israel movement is unlikely to go too far, how to fight the Democrats have sworn to. Rep. Eliot L. Engel did not specifically Omar mentioned, but criticized the BDS movement as a “cancer”.
“I think that the BDS movement is harmful, and anyone who supports it is making a big mistake,” he told the Washington Times.