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

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.”

The article goes on to state the following:

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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1 Comment

  1. Mike Merker July 10th, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    You knew a member of the Hamas caucus would be against it

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