A Democratic congressman from Minnesota called out far-left members of the progressive House “Squad” Monday, claiming that their rhetoric toward Israel was helping to provoke anti-Semitic violence.
“We know we have a problem on the right,” Rep. Dean Phillips, who is Jewish, told CNN. “We have [Rep.] Marjorie Taylor Greene [R-Ga.] spewing Nazi rhetoric almost every other day.
“But now we’re seeing attacks from the left, and just as the former president [Donald Trump] called COVID the ‘China flu,’ which provoked attacks on Asian Americans, calling Israel a ‘terrorist state’ or an ‘apartheid state,’ to me, is doing the same thing to the Jewish community, which has been persecuted for so many generations.”
While Phillips did not mention any of his fellow lawmakers by name, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress blasted the Biden administration on the House floor earlier this month for sending money to what she described as Israel’s