It would appear that we have a bit of a rift in the Democrat Party.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) is calling out Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over claims she made about Israel.
And he is far from alone, as more Democrats are speaking out regarding the antisemitic comments made by Tlaib.
Time to Shut Them Down
The Squad had been humored by the establishment in the Democrat Party for far too long.
With the House at stake, some old-timers are saying enough is enough.
Tlaib, who despises Israel, stated, “I want you all to know that among progressives, it becomes clear that you cannot claim to hold progressive values yet back Israel’s apartheid government.”
Nadler immediately shot back, “I fundamentally reject the notion that one cannot support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state and be a progressive.”
Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) also pushed back, stating, “By every metric, Israel is a profoundly progressive country and enterprise, and that’s a message that needs to be driven home here in American politics.”
Then he really pushed her buttons, adding, “We have to be willing to speak out against the antisemitism in our own backyard.”
Wasserman Schultz also pushed back…
The outrageous progressive litmus test on Israel by @RashidaTlaib is nothing short of antisemitic. Proud progressives do support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state. Suggesting otherwise is shameful and dangerous. Divisive rhetoric does not lead to peace.
— Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@RepDWStweets) September 21, 2022
This is great for Republicans.
I would suspect other Squad members will come to Tlaib’s defense, and all kinds of accusations will start to get thrown around.
The more they are squabbling, the more dysfunctional they all look, and the less likely they are to pick up seats in November.