Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a “Palestinian” American and member of the antisemitic, leftwing “Squad” in the House, broke her silence on the Hamas terror group’s attack on Israel with a statement placing blame on what she called an “apartheid system” backed by the United States.
“I grieve the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost yesterday, today, and every day. I am determined as ever to fight for a just future where everyone can live in peace, without fear and with true freedom, equal rights, and human dignity,” Tlaib wrote in a statement on Sunday. “The path to the future must include lifting the blockade, ending the occupation, and dismantling the apartheid system that creates the suffocating, dehumanizing conditions that can lead to resistance.”
“The failure to recognize the violent reality of living under siege, occupation, and apartheid makes no one safer,” Tlaib continued. “No person, no child anywhere should have to suffer or live in fear of violence. We cannot ignore the humanity in each other. As long as our country provides billions in unconditional funding to support the apartheid government, this heartbreaking cycle of violence will continue.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee responded with a post to X that said, “Extreme House Democrats – including their leader, Antisemite sympathizer [Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)] – can either condemn this Antisemitic victim-blaming or agree with it.”
Jeremy Redfern, press secretary to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, said, “The last sentence is probably the worst part. Essentially, she’s saying that the murdering of Jews will continue until the US stops supporting Israel.”