CNN’s host Jake Tapper of State of The Union unleashed a tirade capped with profanity Sunday against Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for her censure resolution of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (R-MI). Conversely, he offered up an apologist view of Tlaib concerning her pro-Hamas behavior since the Oct. 7th attack.
Tapper presented his criticism of Greene and his blatant water-carrying for Tlaib during his closing monologue preceding a handoff to Fareed Zakaria’s GPS. Greene as previously reported by Trending Politics has sought to censure Tlaib for her unabashed support for the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority and dogged criticism of Israel’s defensive war against Hamas.
Greene proposed the censure Thursday, precipitating a full-blown meltdown by Tlaib who said in a statement, “I will not be bullied, I will not be dehumanized, and I will not be silenced. I will continue to call for ceasefire, for the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid, for the release of hostages and those arbitrarily detained, and for every American to be brought home.”
My statement on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s effort to censure me. pic.twitter.com/dzUNflJPh2
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) October 26, 2023
Green explained in a statement that “Rashida Tlaib is the most antisemitic, anti-American, anti-Israel member of Congress, and no member of Congress for the United States of America should hate Israel and hate America.” She added, “This resolution will be voted on on the House floor next week, and I encourage all my Republican colleagues and Democrats to vote to censure Rashida Tlaib.”
Astonishingly, even Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) agreed with the Fox host Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday that Tlaib should be censured.
Tapper suggested on CNN that “The resolution seems much more focused on January 6 than October 7. Throughout its pages, Marjorie Taylor Greene describes this act of civil disobedience from a bunch of left wing Jewish groups that are critical of Israel’s government as an insurrection,” according to Newsweek.
He added, “Antisemitism is not a cudgel to be used against people for political points, nor is Islamophobia or racism or anti-gay behavior or misogyny or any other kind of bigotry.”
Tapper seemed to be referencing a breach of the Cannon Capitol Office Building on Oct. 18th that resulted in over thirty arrests with dozens of protestors forcing their way into the building’s lobby reported by Trending Politics. Tlaib led an anti-Israel demonstration outside the building while this took place.
“Just over three weeks ago, 1,400 people, mostly Jews, mostly civilians, were slaughtered here in some of the cruelest and most unimaginable ways in the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust,” Tapper concluded. “This s*** is not a game.”
Tlaib claimed in the post to X Thursday, “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s unhinged resolution is deeply Islamophobic and attacks peaceful Jewish anti-war advocates. I am proud to stand in solidarity with Jewish peace advocates calling for a ceasefire and an end to the violence.”
Greene’s resolution was offered as a “privileged” motion, and must be considered by the floor of the House. The Congresswoman from Georgia wrote in her resolution that actions like the incursion into the Capitol Office Building “put Members of Congress, their staff, and Capitol visitors in danger by shutting down elevators, stairwells, and points of egress, while obstructing official business in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, including a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.”
Greene posted to X, “Rashida Tlaib is an anti-Semite, pro-Hamas, and led an insurrection into the Capitol complex. Every member of Congress will be on record. Including every Democrat. Will they condemn Rashida Tlaib’s hatred or support her sympathy for terrorists?”
Rashida Tlaib is an anti-Semite, pro-Hamas, and led an insurrection into the Capitol complex.
Every member of Congress will be on record. Including every Democrat.
Will they condemn Rashida Tlaib’s hatred or support her sympathy for terrorists? pic.twitter.com/vRBjGlH3Hz
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 26, 2023
It is expected to come to a vote in the next week.