Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has posted a Palestinian flag outside her congressional office on Capitol Hill — setting off a firestorm of controversy.
The flag was discovered by Washington Examiner reporter Reese Gorman. A LGBT flag was also posted outside her office.
Ohio Rep. Max Miller has introduced an appropriations amendment that would ban the Palestinian flag.
“The halls of Congress belong to America,” he wrote on Twitter. “They should be reserved for flags that embody our great nation. The Palestinian flag should not have a place here. That’s why I sponsored an appropriations amendment to end this silliness.”
The Republican lawmaker’s amendment states: “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to acquire or display any flag or pennant other than the flag of the United States, the flag or pennant of any State or territory or possession of the United States, or the POW-MIA flag.”
Former Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon condemned the Michigan congresswoman.
“She’s a disgrace. Shame on her for such a behavior,” Danon said on Fox & Friends. “Imagine that in her hometown in Detroit, Michigan, 1000 people would have been kidnapped and killed. Children, families. How can she even identify themselves with such brutality? I think the people of Michigan should send her home. I know she doesn’t represent the American people.”
It would be quite interesting to see the congressman march down Main Street in Gaza City holding the Palestinian flag in one hand and the Gay Pride flag in the other. I doubt it would take long for her to discover just how tolerant and “peaceful” the Palestinian people are.