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Rashida Tlaib

House Democrats hit back on Tlaib in new letter

Rep. Brad Schneider’s (D-Ill.) staff is circulating a new letter, criticizing a phrase used by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) when describing the war between Hamas and Israel.

The statement, for which Schneider’s staff is seeking signatures, says this:

Tlaib released a video last week in which a crowd is heard chanting “from the river to the sea.” The phrase refers to Palestinians taking land in Israel from the Jordan River in the eastern part of Israel to the Mediterranean Sea, which borders the western portion of the Jewish State. The chant is widely seen as calling for the end of Israel.

Tlaib later said: “From the river to the sea is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate.”

On Sunday evening, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) weighed in, calling the phrase one of “division & violence.”

We hear that Republicans may try to censure Tlaib again, but this time write the resolution to tightly deal with Tlaib’s comments.

— Jake Sherman and Heather Caygle

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