In the fallout from the October 7th attack, certain Democrats have opposed the U.S.’s support of Israel.
That includes a number of progressive Democrats in Congress. Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been one of the most vocal.
Fellow Michigan Democrats have condemned her anti-Israel comments. And now, a legal group is seeking a decision that could shut down her career.
From Fox News:
A legal group called on the Michigan bar to investigate and sanction “Squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over her antisemitic rhetoric…
[Dan Backer] said Tlaib “clearly violated” the Michigan bar’s ethics code with her rhetoric and that he was initially looking into “some of those snot-nosed kids” out of Harvard and Columbia law schools.
The nonpartisan Coolidge Reagan Foundation is requesting the State Bar of Michigan to investigate Rep. Tlaib over her anti-Israel comments. The group has accused the Democrat of spreading “vile, antisemitic lies to foster hatred towards a people.”
Rep. Tlaib has a long history of spreading anti-Israel rhetoric. But Democrats began to turn on her after she tried to defend the use of the anti-Semitic chant “From the River to the Sea.” This phrase is used by Palestinians when calling for the destruction of the Jewish state.
Tlaib had recently hosted a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel rally. She even called out President Joe Biden for his continued support of Israel, making comments some have interpreted as threats.
An attempt to censure the Democrat failed in the House until she made her recent comments. Now, many are accusing the Democrat of fostering anti-Semitic views as well as endorsing the actions of groups like Hamas.
It remains to be seen what the State Bar of Michigan will do. In past decades, it would have been almost a certainty that they would disbar someone spreading anti-Semitic comments. But as more and more progressives rally against Israel, it is now unclear.
Tlaib might benefit from her minority status. The state bar might fear opposing both a woman and a minority Democrat.
Regardless of what the state bar decides to do, Tlaib continues to face opposition from her party. She appears unwilling to apologize for her anti-Israel stance. It is likely she will continue to speak out against the Jewish nation.
Source: Fox News