On the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) had the audacity to compare the anti-Israel BDS-movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) to boycotting Nazi Germany back in the 1930s and 1940s. She made the statements when speaking out against a House resolution supporting Israel and protecting it from BDS.
“The right to boycott is deeply rooted in the fabric of our country,” Tlaib said, after which she argued that the Boston Tea Party was basically “a boycott.” “Where would we be now with the boycott led by civil rights in the 1950s and 60s, like the Montgomery bus boycott and the United Farm Workers grape boycott,” she continued. “Some of this country’s most important advances in racial equality and equity and workers’ rights has been achieved through collective action protected by our Constitution.”
And that’s when she took the ultimate step of comparing the BDS movement to the boycotting of Nazi Germany:
“Americans boycotted Nazi Germany in response to dehumanization, imprisonment, and genocide of Jewish people.”
She went on to say that “in the 1980s, many of us in this very body boycotted South African goods in the fight against Apartheid.”
In other words, the BDS movement is doing to Israel what Americans did to Nazi Germany and South Africa back in the age of Apartheid, and for pretty much the same reasons. But don’t you dare accuse Tlaib of anti-Semitism!
The good news? The resolution was passed by the House with a vote of 398 to 17. Hilariously, CNN — the network that has aligned itself with Rep. Tlaib and her fellow members of the far-left so-called Squad — has the audacity to call this bill “divisive.” Please note, the support for this bill was enormous, both among Republicans and Democrats, and was therefore actually uniting. The only people who considered it “divisive” were Tlaib and her friends.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 23, 2019