Who would have thought…
Apaprently the Democratic Party has had enough of the “Squad.”
Congressional members like Cori Bush from Missouri’s re-election bid has always been presumed safe…until now.
Prominate Missori Democrat who was running for Senate has dropped out of the race and will now challenge Bush and most believe he’s going to win.
Why? The conflict in Israel.
Bush isn’t the only one who’s going to face a challenge. Summer Lee, Jamaal Bowman, Ilhan Omar, and now Rashida Tlaib are facing challengers.
Their words have gotten them into hot water:
Bush and Omar accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing.” Summer Lee said it had committed “human rights violations.” And at a recent cease-fire rally, Bowman said: “We cannot allow the lives of anyone to be erased. This erasure of Palestinian lives and experience has been happening for decades.”
What’s also interesting is that the five members possibly facing a primary challenge are in districts that are as deep blue as you can get. Which even the Associated Press admitted the “main threat to their re-election prospects” is coming from “the Democratic Party.”
Notice one name is missing? Yup, AOC who’s stayed pretty quiet after she put out a strong statement condemning anti-semitism, she’s a company girl now.
In particular, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is facing an immense amount of backlash from very prominate members of the DNC.
A video posted by Tlaib has members of her own party fuming.
From NBC News:
Tlaib, who is Palestinian American and one of just three Muslim members of Congress, posted a video to the social media site X on Friday featuring footage of pro-Palestinian protests from across the country, as well as remarks from President Joe Biden expressing his support for Israel. The video ended with Tlaib saying, “We will remember in 2024,” followed by the text: “Joe Biden supported the genocide of the Palestinian people.”
The Congresswoman also tried to explain away some the “River to the Sea” chant which ended up causing an immense amount of backlash.
Tlaib wrote: “From the river to the sea is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and peaceful coexistence, not death, destruction, or hate. My work and advocacy is always centered in justice and dignity for all people no matter faith or ethnicity.”
More from NBC News:
Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz slammed Tlaib’s “from the river to the sea” remark in a tweet Sunday: “This phrase means eradicating Israel and Jews. Period. Dressing it up in a new PR ploy won’t change that. Only a return of hostages, eliminating Hamas and liberating Gaza from oppressive terror will save civilian lives and secure the peace, justice and dignity you seek.”
Michigan Senate President Pro Tem Jeremy Moss suggested Tlaib’s tweet was insensitive to Jewish people: “This is not how Jews view the phrase ‘from the river to the sea.’ This is not how Hamas views the phrase ‘from the river to the sea,’” he wrote on X.
“Hamas uses it as a rallying cry,” he added. “And they don’t simply want to displace Jews in Israel. They want Jews dead.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called Tlaib’s tweet “hurtful,” writing, “I have supported and defended you countless times, even when you have said the indefensible, because I believed you to be a good person whose heart was in the right place.”
“But this is so hurtful to so many,” she added. “Please retract this cruel and hateful remark.”
Michigan state Rep. Noah Arbit tweeted that he found Tlaib’s comments to be “disturbing”: “It is disturbing and enraging that Jewish communities in Southfield, Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and beyond are represented by someone who adopts wholesale the call for the State of Israel to be wiped from the map, necessitating the elimination of 8 million Jews.”
It turns out, your words and actions have consequences.