Top Members of Congress, like all Americans, have great freedom for their speech.
But there are some types of speech that society rejects outright. One of is anti-Semitic rhetoric and racial comments .
And that’s why Reps. Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., are being put in the bull’-eye of a petition that already has collected more than 130,000 signatures asking for them to be removed of various congressional committees and censured immediately .
“Anti-Semitism has no place – especially in Congress,” explains an online petition assembled by the American Center for Law and Justice.
It charges that Omar and Tlaib “repeatedly” have engaged in anti-Semitic rhetoric.
“Rep. Omar said that support for Israel is ‘all about the Benjamins’ – a bigoted accusation that Jews control all the money which obviously false. She’s attacked Jews and anyone who supports Israel as having a dual allegiance – another anti-Semitic trope. Rep. Tlaib said she has a ‘calming feeling’ about the Holocaust,” it explains everything she’s about.
Someone espousing these bigoted views should not have access to classified information or sit on congressional committees such as the Foreign Affairs Committee,” the petition states.
A majority of religiously motivated hate crimes in the United States are committed against Jewish people – despite Jews making up not even 2 percent of the population in the United States , he explained.
“It was less than two months ago that a young man entered a California synagogue with an assault rifle and opened fire, murdering one woman and injuring the rabbi and others. … That terrible attack came just six months after another gunman entered a Pittsburg synagogue with a gun and senselessly killed 11 members, without any concrete reason” he said.
“The current wave of anti-Semitism gained momentum with the election of Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. to Congress. Both are radical Islamists and the first two female Islamic members ever elected to Congress. In February, Omar retweeted a post discussing how she and Tlaib were facing punishment from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for criticizing Israel. She added, ‘It’s all about the Benjamins, baby.’ Benjamins refers to $100 bills, which feature an image of Benjamin Franklin. It was a reference to Jews and money. The phrase comes from a song with the same name by Puff Daddy, who sang about money and used the word Hebrews in one version of the song. Only after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ordered Omar to apologize did she retract her tweet,” and later apologized for her tweet .
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