Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., introduced a resolution on Thursday censuring Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for alleged “antisemitic activity” following the deadly Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Axios reported that the measure was introduced in a privileged motion, which means it must be voted on by next week.
“This type of Israel-hating, America-hating behavior from a sitting Member of Congress is unacceptable and she does not represent anything America stands for,” Greene said in a statement Thursday.
New House Speaker Mike Johnson’s office did not immediately indicate when the vote on Greene’s resolution will be held.
Tlaib called the resolution “unhinged” and “deeply Islamophobic” and said it “attacks peaceful Jewish anti-war advocates.”
“I am proud to stand in solidarity with Jewish peace advocates calling for a ceasefire and an end to the violence,” she said in a statement. “I will not be bullied, I will not be dehumanized, and I will not be silenced.”
The resolution accuses Tlaib of “leading an insurrection at the United States Capitol Complex” for addressing protesters at the Cannon Office Building last week who were demanding lawmakers pass a resolution calling for the U.S. to broker a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
Hundreds of people gathered inside the federal office building’s rotunda, waved banners and chanted, “Ceasefire now!” while thousands more protested outside. More than 300 demonstrators were ultimately arrested.
The measure also accuses Tlaib of engaging in “antisemitic activity” and of “sympathizing with terrorist organizations,” citing her anti-Israel comments that go back to 2019 and her recent criticism of the U.S. sending military aid to Israel.
In a tit-for-tat, Rep. Becca Balint, D-Vt., will force a vote on her resolution to censure Greene for five years of inflammatory remarks, the lawmaker’s office told Axios.
Balint reportedly introduced the resolution in July but stopped short of forcing a vote on it due to concerns on both sides of the aisle about escalating tensions.
“If the House decides they want to go down this road in terms of censure, that should probably be right at the top of the list,” House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said at a press briefing Thursday.
It has been reported that Greene was involved in the events leading up to the breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021.
According to White House logs obtained by the House Jan. 6 Committee, the Georgia lawmaker attended a Dec. 21, 2020, meeting about pressuring former Vice President Mike Pence to alter the outcome of the election.
Her text to Mark Meadows on Dec. 31 about getting “organized for the 6th” was one of many she reportedly sent to the then White House chief of staff.
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