The U.S. Congress has rejected a bid to censure Democratic Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, after a Republican attempt to criticize the Palestinian-American over her recent rhetoric around the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
The bid was disregarded with broad bipartisan support as both parties raised concerns about violating First Amendment rights.
A democratic movement to censure Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga who had sponsored the Tlaib resolution, was dismissed.
Greene implemented a censure resolution last week against Tlaib, one of two Muslims in Congress.
They accused Tlaib of “antisemitic activity” after she raised concern over America’s continued role in supplying arms to Israel as it engages in a bloody battle with Hamas.
Tlaib called Greene’s resolution “unhinged” and said it’s “deeply Islamophobic and attacks peaceful Jewish anti-war advocates.”
Earlier, A group of Republicans from New York, for instance, tried to expel George Santos because he lied about his background and the charges he is facing.
The New York Rep pleaded not guilty to all charges and the Republicans failed to win the majority to expel him.