The House has voted to censure Representative Rashida Tlaib.
In a 234-to-188 vote on Tuesday, the lower chamber approved the reprimand with the help of 22 Democrats who voted in favor of the resolution introduced by Representative Rich McCormick (R-Ga.).
The censure is the result of a week-long effort from House Republicans to condemn Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) public statement.
She said President Joe Biden “supported the genocide of Palestinians” in a video which contained clips of protesters chanting “from the river to the sea.”
The resolution stated that Tlaib (D-Mich.) “defended the brutal rapes, murders, beheadings, and kidnapping — including of Americans — by Hamas as justified ‘resistance’” within 24 hours of the attack. It also included how the Democrat spread lies about the Al-Ahli Arab hospital by claiming that the bombing was done by Israel, despite President Biden and U.S. intelligence stating that they have “high confidence” that it was caused by Hamas-linked Palestine Islamic Jihad.
Tlaib’s comments were met with condemnation from both sides of the aisle.
When the voting results were announced, audible cheers could be heard as the resolution was adopted.
Democrat leadership defended Tlaib and four Republicans voted against the resolution, despite disagreeing with her statements.