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Over 20 Republicans Join Democrats To Kill Censure Against Tlaib

via Bernie Sanders on Youtube

The House of Representatives has voted to kill a resolution to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over her comments and actions regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The resolution, introduced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, was tabled following a final vote of 222-186.

A retaliatory resolution to censure Greene, introduced by Rep. Becca Balint, was withdrawn. (Trending: Judge Declines To Recuse From Trump 2024 Ballot Case)

Balint celebrated the failure of the Tlaib resolution and expressed concerns about getting enough votes from “moderate” Republicans.

“Given the fact that this conference voted unanimously for an election denier, there was a question of whether my resolution to censure Rep. Greene could pass with the votes it needed from ‘moderate’ Republicans.”

“They have shown they are unable to stand up in moments that require courage,” Balint said, referring to House Speaker Mike Johnson’s election.

“But tonight, when 23 Republicans said ‘no’ to Rep. Greene’s bigotry, I saw this situation a little differently. I want to thank them for doing the right thing. And I’m going to hold back on the vote for now. Vermonters and people across the country need us to get to work and focus on the urgent needs facing working people here at home and around the world.”

Greene criticized the Republicans who voted to table her resolution.

“This is why Republicans NEVER do anything to stop the communists Democrats or ever hold anyone accountable!!” Greene posted on X.

Members from the GOP Conference voted to table the resolution, citing flaws and misuse of the term “insurrection.” (Trending: It’s Time For Donald Trump To Drop Out)

Some Republicans expressed their support of free speech while condemning Tlaib’s rhetoric about Israel.

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib has repeatedly made outrageous remarks toward Israel and the Jewish people. Her conduct is unbecoming of a member of Congress and certainly worthy of condemnation – if not censure,” House Freedom Caucus Policy Chairman Chip Roy said.

“However, tonight’s feckless resolution to censure Tlaib was deeply flawed and made legally and factually unverified claims, including the claim of leading an ‘insurrection’…I voted to table the resolution. In January 2021, the legal term insurrection was stretched and abused by many following the events at the Capitol. We should not continue to perpetuate claims of ‘insurrection’ at the Capitol and we should not abuse the term now.”

“As much as I disagree with previous comments made by Rep. Tlaib, First Amendment liberties are for every American, and I will support this constitutional right, whether the speaker is on the political left or right and whether they are speaking heinous lies or harsh truths,” Rep. Tim Walberg, (R-MI) said.

“When we hear evil speech, we should not look to the government for the answer but rather speak up as individuals to denounce it.”

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