Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), left, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) faced resolutions that sought to censure them on Wednesday. (From left: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post; Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/The Washington Post)The House on Wednesday voted to table an effort to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over her comments and actions related to the Israel-Gaza war.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced the resolution against Tlaib “for antisemitic activity, sympathizing with terrorist organizations, and leading an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol complex,” in reference to Tlaib participating in a protest organized by Jewish advocacy groups demanding an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. Tlaib, the only Palestinian American member of the House, was one of 10 lawmakers to oppose a resolution last week condemning Hamas and voicing support for Israel.
The Republicans who opposed censuring Tlaib came from a broad cross-spectrum of the caucus, from staunch conservatives like Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Rich McCormick (R-Ga.) to swing-district lawmakers such as Rep. Mary Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa). headtopics.com
McCormick said Wednesday night that while he agreed with Greene that Tlaib’s words and actions were “egregious,” he didn’t think the language in the censure resolution — accusing her of leading an insurrection — was accurate.
“I don’t think that Congresswoman Tlaib was violent. I don’t think that she was trying to overthrow a government,” McCormick said in a video posted to X, formerly known as Twitter.often reserved for more serious violations of House behavior codes in situations when a member’s actions aren’t severe enough to merit expulsion. Stripping committee assignments is sometimes attached to the punishment. headtopics.com
This is not the first time Greene, who was first elected to Congress in 2020, has faced possible censure and other reprimands over her comments and actions. Shortly after she was sworn in, Greene wasAdvertisement