A petition to expel Rashida Tlaib, a member of the so-called “squad,” from Congress has received close to 200,000 signatures.
On the House floor earlier that day, Tlaib lost her temper and started crying as Republicans voted to kick fellow “Squad” member Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Through tears, Talib said, “Sis, I am so sorry that our country is failing you today. The GOP is currently using hatred as a weapon against a black, attractive Muslim woman.
Republicans allegedly removed Omar from the committee over her race, according to another “Squad” member Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.).
“Targeting and racism against Muslim Americans… and inciting violence against women of color… have been one of the disgusting legacies after 9/11,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Republicans in Congress, led by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., California), voted to remove Omar from the committee due to her repeated anti-Semitic remarks, including one she made in 2012 in which she claimed “Israel has hypnotized the world.” Every Democrat in the House voted against expelling Omar.