Tlaib Censured By House For Saying Biden 'Supports Genocide' In Gaza

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was censured by the House Tuesday night after posting a video on X claiming that President Biden "support(s) the genocide of the Palestinian people."


The clip also shows pro-Palestine protesters chanting "from the river to the sea" - a refrain which Tlaib described as "an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate," and Jews interpret as "kill all the Jews."

She was reprimanded by a vote of 234-188-4, with 22 Democrats joining the majority of Republicans to support the resolution, and four Republicans voting against it on free speech grounds (Buck (CO), Duarte (CA), Massie (KY), McClintock (CA)). Four voted present. Joyce (R-OH), Norcross (D-NJ), Spanberger (D-VA), Wild (D-PA).

According to Business Insider:

McCormick's resolution focused on three aspects of Tlaib's rhetoric:

  • Her use of the word "resistance" in her statement on the Hamas attack, where she argued that the "suffocating, dehumanizing conditions" in the Palestinian territories could "lead to resistance."
  • Her claim that Israel bombed a hospital in Gaza, despite contradictory evidence. She later acknowledged that the Gaza Health Ministry's claims were in doubt and called for an independent investigation.
  • Her use of the slogan "from the river to the sea," a slogan that many view as antisemitic but is viewed as a call for freedom and equality by many Palestinians.