Rashida Tlaib, an avowed member of the socialist-feminist group, ‘The Squad’, composed an op-ed in The Washington Post, along with Democrat Alan Lowenthal, dictating that the United States government provide more congressionally approved aid for Palestine during the Coronavirus panic. Tlaib, a U.S. House of Representative from Michigan, has constantly spewed anti-semetic rhetoric since she became an elected official.
Although President Donald Trump approved $5 million of aid for Palestine due to the COVID-19 conundrum, Rashida Talib believed that these funds were inefficient. She cited Trump’s 2018 decision to ‘eliminate funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA),’ according to The Hill.
In the Washington Post op-ed, Rashida Tlaib and Alan Lowenthal wrote, “While covid-19 does not recognize borders, we must recognize that without aid and assistance, the Palestinian people will be greatly affected by this health crisis.”
The two Democrats added, “The Trump administration has pursued counterproductive policies that make the world less safe.”
Tlaib’s coauthor, Alan Lowenthal, a U.S. House of Representative from Michigan, recently went on Twitter to voice his displeasure with Trump’s response to the Coronavirus issue.
Nationalism is undermining the global response to the coronavirus. The virus doesn’t see borders—yet the Administration continues to counterproductively withhold aid from vulnerable populations. Check out my op ed with @RepRashida https://t.co/X13gF9sX34
— Rep. Alan Lowenthal (@RepLowenthal) May 2, 2020
Americans Still Suffering
Rashida Tlaib fails to recognize the severe economic shortcomings that Americans are still encountering during this crisis. Across the nation, citizens are suffering from loss of jobs, lack of food, and rent and mortgage issues. Recently, 10,000 people showed up at a food bank in San Antonio. Long food lines are sprouting in major cities.
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— Tuli Urbach (@TuliUrbach) May 4, 2020
America could also be in the early phases of meat shortages. Costco has recently begun to limit purchases of three items among pork, beef, and poultry shortages. Worker shortages have caused problems in the meat industry. In Delaware, Delmarva Poultry Industry had to euthanize 2 million chickens due to this problem. Tyson Foods and McDonald’s have also voiced concerns about meat supply chain problems.
Tlaib’s Anti-Semitic History
Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim with Palestenian immigrant parents, has a history of anti-Semitism since she was elected to office. Earlier in 2020, Tlaib retweeted an unverified assertion that a Palestanian boy was killed by Israeli settlers. Although she deleted the anti-Semitic tweet, she apologized and ‘tweeted other clarifications’ about her Tweet, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Tlaib’s ties to others that share her anti-Semetic views have also been exposed. Palestinian activist Maher Abdel-qader, founder of a Facebook site entitled ‘Palestinian American Congress’, was a fundraiser for Tlaib when she ran for Congress. He shared a Facebook video, now deleted, that described Jews as being ‘satanic’ and stated that ‘the Jews in Israel are not true Jews.’
Whereas Tlaib’s loyalty to Palestinians is obvious, her allegiance to Americans, especially those suffering, is in question.