White House silent on Rashida Tlaib’s latest ‘anti-Semitic dog whistling’ remarks
The White House has so far remained silent on “Squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s recent remarks that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) dubbed “anti-Semitic dog whistling.”
Tlaib, D-Mich., came under fire from ADL president Jonathan Greenblatt for her comments claiming that people working “behind the curtain” to stop a “free Palestine” are “profiting” off Americans.
“We’ve heard this kind of ugly [antisemitic] dog whistling before, but it’s appalling when it comes from a member of Congress,” Greenblatt tweeted on Tuesday.
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The White House didn’t return Fox News’ request for comment
“We also need to recognize — and this is for me as a Palestinian American — we also need to recognize as I think about my family and Palestine that continue to live under military occupation and how that really interacts with this beautiful Black city that I grew up in,” Tlaib said on Tuesday, referring to her hometown of Detroit.
“You know, I always tell people cutting people off from water is violence from Gaza to Detroit,” Tlaib continued. “And it’s a way to control people, to oppress people. And it’s those structures that we continue to fight against.”
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“I know that you all understand the structure that we’ve been living under right now is designed by those that exploit the rest of us for their own profit,” the congresswoman also said. “I don’t care if it’s the issue around global human rights and our fight to free Palestine or to pushing back against those that don’t believe in the minimum wage or those that believe that people have a right to health care and so much more.”
“And I tell people those same people that if you open the curtain and look behind the curtain, it’s the same people that make money and, yes they do, off of racism, off of these broken policies,” Tlaib continued. “There is someone there making money and you saw it!”
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Tlaib has a long history of making remarks deemed antisemitic by critics, as well as associating with controversial figures.
Fox News’ Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene