A newly elected Michigan Congresswoman took to Twitter on Friday to send out multiple tweets supporting CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill, who was recently fired by the network for using a phrase commonly used to call for the destruction of Israel.
“Calling out the oppressive policies in Israel, advocating for Palestinians to be respected, and for Israelis and Palestinians alike to have peace and freedom is not antisemitic,” Rashida Tlaib, a member of the “Hamas Caucus,” tweeted. “@CNN, we all have a right to speak up about injustice any and everywhere. @marclamonthill”
Calling out the oppressive policies in Israel, advocating for Palestinians to be respected, and for Israelis and Palestinians alike to have peace and freedom is not antisemitic. @CNN, we all have a right to speak up about injustice any and everywhere. @marclamonthill https://t.co/YT49WCxVbo
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 30, 2018
The only problem with Tlaid’s tweet is the fact that Hill did not merely advocate for “Palestinians to be respected.”
Hill accused the Israeli government of “normalizing settler colonialism” and called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea,” an anti-Semitic slogan used by many, including terrorists, to call for the complete destruction of Israel.
He also used the occasion to recommend the use of force by Palestine as a method of asserting their independence.
“Contrary to western mythology, black resistance to American apartheid did not come purely through Ghandi and nonviolence,” Hill said. “Rather, slave revolts and self-defense and tactics otherwise divergent from Dr. King or Mahatma Gandhi were equally important to preserving safety and attaining freedom. If we are to operate in true solidarity with the Palestinian people, we must allow the Palestinian people the same range of opportunity and political possibility.”
Feeling her tweet of support of Hill’s clearly violent and anti-Semitic remarks wasn’t enough, Tlaib also decided to retweet another tweet of support from Ryan Grim of the radical, far-left blog The Young Turks.
As Big League Politics pointed out, Tlaib’s support of Hill’s comments should come as no surprise.
Just weeks ago, Tlaib draped herself in the Palestinian flag after winning a seat in the United States Congress.