Sanders & Tlaib Blast Supporters of Anti-BDS Bill: ‘They Forgot What Country They Represent’ – NTK Network Sanders & Tlaib Blast Supporters of Anti-BDS Bill: ‘They Forgot What Country They Represent’

Sanders & Tlaib Blast Supporters of Anti-BDS Bill: ‘They Forgot What Country They Represent’

Tlaib's tweet was quickly blasted by Jewish writer Howard Lovy, who compared the BDS movement to "Nazi-era boycotts of Jewish businesses."

By NTK Staff | 01.07.2019 @11:30am
Sanders & Tlaib Blast Supporters of Anti-BDS Bill: ‘They Forgot What Country They Represent’

Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) blasted supporters of legislation that protect states that penalize Israeli boycotters, saying they “forgot what country they represent” in a tweet on Sunday.

Tlaib’s tweet was in response to a tweet from 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“It’s absurd that the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity,” Sanders tweeted.

Sanders was reacting to legislation proposed by “Republican Senators Marco Rubio and James Risch last week,” according to Haaretz.

The proposed legislation will be “the first bill to be considered in the Republican-led Senate,” and includes protection for “states that pass laws targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.”

“Democrats must block consideration of any bills that don’t reopen the government. Let’s get our priorities right,” Sanders added.

“They forgot what country they represent. This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality,” Tlaib tweeted. “Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away.”

Tlaib’s tweet was quickly blasted by Jewish writer Howard Lovy, who compared the BDS movement to “Nazi-era boycotts of Jewish businesses.”

This is the second major controversy that Tlaib finds herself in since assuming office. Last week, Tlaib told supporters that House Democrats would impeach the “motherfucker,” referring to President Trump.

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