(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., could be barred from receiving classified briefings on U.S. operations in Israel after being accused by Israel of spreading false claims regarding the recent hospital incident.
Rep. Jonny Jackson, R-Texas, in a letter to House Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., demanded that her security clearance be revoked, citing her alleged support for Hamas.
“I demand that Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib be prevented from participating in any classified briefing about Israel’s ongoing military operations, Israel’s self-defense efforts, or any American military movements in and around the region,” Jackson wrote.
Rashida Tlaib is a supporter of terrorism. She echos Hamas propaganda and works against American interests from the House floor. She SHOULD NOT be receiving classified briefings on Israel. We CANNOT trust her!!https://t.co/AQSawGrv2D
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) October 21, 2023
“We must not allow Hamas sympathizers in this body to serve as the mouthpiece for Palestinian terrorists. Rather than condemn the attacks by Hamas, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has chosen to side with Hamas by spreading misinformation,” the Texas lawmaker added.
“I demand that her security clearance be revoked immediately and that she be prevented from participating in any relevant briefings,” he continued.
Tlaib, along with other members of the progressive “Squad,” has faced criticism for their stance on the recent Israel-Hamas war.
Critics argue that Tlaib’s calls for a ceasefire dangerously ignore Hamas’ initiation of the war and their continued terrorist activities against Israeli civilians, with nearly 200 hostages still in the Gaza Strip. Hamas’ terror attack on Oct. 7 has claimed the lives of over 1,400 individuals, including American citizens.
The scrutiny intensified when Tlaib, against U.S. intelligence reports, accused Israel of targeting a Palestinian hospital with a rocket. “We continue to watch people say it’s OK to bomb a hospital,” Tlaib said on Oct. 18. “We are literally watching people commit genocide and killing a vast majority just like this.”
Rashida Tlaib spewed the same lie that Israel bombed a hospital in Gaza just before Hamas supporters stormed the Capitol complex.
Should she be arrested for inciting an insurrection? pic.twitter.com/utNm2NPpWV
— Congressman Troy E. Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) October 19, 2023
These statements have led to mounting criticism of Tlaib, with Jackson calling that she be blocked from future classified briefings.
“I don’t know what’s more concerning, that we have Members of Congress who are antisemites and support Hamas, or that we let those Members of Congress attend classified briefings on the war in Israel,” Jackson told Fox News on Thursday.