From James Marter’s Congressional Campaign:
James Marter Calls on Lauren Underwood to Condemn Congresswoman Tlaib for Anti-Semitism
Oswego, IL (September 24, 2021) – Congressional Candidate, James Marter called on Congresswoman Lauren Underwood today to join her fellow Democrat colleague, Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida (FL-22), to condemn Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s (D, MI-13) anti-Semitic activity.
Yesterday (Thursday, Sept 23), Congresswoman Tlaib took to the House floor and made anti-Semitic comments after the passage of the legislation to fund the Iron Dome.
“I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and label the Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state. I reject it. We can have an opportunity to debate lots of issues on the House floor, but to falsely characterize the state of Israel as consistent with those, let’s be clear, it’s consistent with those who advocate for the dismantling of the one Jewish state in the world and when there is no place on the map for one Jewish state, that’s anti-Semitism. And I reject that.”Congressman Theodore “Ted” Deutch (D, FL-22) House floor speech 9/23/21
James Marter said:
“I call on Representative Underwood to condemn Congresswoman Tlaib’s actions which go beyond hate speech to what I call hate policy, towards America’s ally Israel. I condemn it outright.”
For full context, video of the House floor speeches of both Tlaib and Deutch are below. The issue to be voted was a Fiscal Year 2021 supplemental appropriations to fund the Iron Dome Israeli defense system:
The supplemental appropriations passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 420-9-2 vote. It is noted “Squad” leader Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who originally supported stripping Iron Dome funding earlier, voted “Present”:
Should be noted, two Illinois Democrats voted against the Iron Dome supplemental appropriations:
- Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL-04)
- Congresswoman Marie Newman (IL-03)