Democratic congressman Jerry Nadler has taken to twitter to criticize fellow democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar for sharing a “nasty” cartoon drawn by anti-semitic artist Carlos Latuff
Rep. Jerry Nadler criticized fellow Democrats Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib for sharing a cartoon that shows President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu covering their mouths.Omar and Tlaib were criticized
for sharing it last week because the cartoonist Carlos Latuff participated in an anti-Semitic Holocaust cartoon competition sponsored by an Iranian newspaper in 2006.
Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee chairman from New York, grouped Omar and Tlaib’s move to share the cartoon alongside Trump’s recent comments about Jewish disloyalty.
“The growing anti-semitism in our political dialogue is repugnant. @realdonaldtrump’s comments about disloyalty are a vicious and dangerous anti-semitic trope. And the Carlos Latuff cartoon forwarded by @RepRashida and @Ilhan can surely be read for its vile underlying message,” Nadler tweeted.
wearing blue suits and in between their outstretched arms is a Star of David. Taken as a whole, that pattern resembles the Israeli flag.
The president said on Tuesday that Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”.
The congresswomen shared the cartoon on twitter days after they were both banned from entering Israel.Omar and Tlaib were also two of just a handful of Democrats who voted against an overwhelmingly approved measure opposing the Boycott,
Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.When Omar countered that measure with her own resolution, she likened boycotts to those against the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
Netanyahu’s government had banned Omar and Tlaib from entering Israel, citing the congresswomen’s itinerary as evidence they wanted to promote a boycott against the country.The itinerary named their destination “Palestine”
rather than Israel and the group that planned their trip has also expressed support for terrorism against the nation.Under Israeli law, BDS supporters can be prevented from entering the country.