REPORT: Tlaib blasts anti-BDS bill as ‘unconstitutional’

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BY TEAM DML / JULY 10, 2019 /

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) took aim at a bill in the House Foreign Affairs Committee condemning the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, calling it “unconstitutional.”

The measure, H.R. 246, aims “to silence opposition of Israel’s blatantly racist policies that demonize both Palestinians & Ethiopians,” Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American member of Congress, tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

“[House Foreign Affairs Committee] wants to move forward w/ #HR246 #AntiBDS bill to silence opposition of Israel’s blatantly racist policies that demonize both Palestinians & Ethiopians,” Tlaib tweeted. “Our 1st Amd. right to free speech allows boycott of inhumane policies. This bill is unconstitutional.”

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The bill has 336 co-sponsors, including House Judiciary Committee ChairmanJerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). It was co-written by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), the latter of whom is the only Jewish Republican in the House.

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3 Comments

  1. John July 10th, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    You have freedom of speech Talib but it has consequences. Hopefully you’ll pay the price.

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  2. Joretta Hutton July 10th, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    She would not know or understand the Constitution if it hit her in the face. These anti-Israel people all need to go.

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    • Jackie July 10th, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      So true!! You are so right!

      Reply

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