LANSING, Mich., November 24, 2020 – After Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate a Jewish candidate, Antony Blinken, as his Secretary of State, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s response led many to accuse her of anti-Semitism.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib reacted to the announcement of Joe Biden’s intention to nominate a Jewish Secretary of State candidate saying, "So long as he doesn't suppress my First Amendment right to speak out against Netanyahu's racist and inhumane policies. The Palestinian people deserve equality and justice,". According to Fox News, her comments were met with outrage from members of the Jewish community, with the founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism, Dov Hikind, stating “Biden names a Jew to his cabinet. What’s Rashida’s response?! 'Welp, as long as that Judische pick doesn’t stop me from focusing my hatred on one country, Israel, then he’s a good Jew!'”.
“Yet again, Michiganders are embarrassed by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who does not even attempt to veil her anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish people.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Anti-Semitism has no place in our state or country, and I call on all Democrats to condemn Tlaib’s blatantly anti-Semitic comments, and for Tlaib to apologize immediately.”