Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib Says She Will ‘Absolutely’ Vote Against Aid to Israel

‘U.S. aid should be leverage’


TLAIB: "Absolutely, if it has something to do with inequality and not access to people having justice and to stop — for me, US aid should be leveraged, it should be leveraged to promote that value. If you're going to be a country that discriminates against someone solely based on their faith, solely based on their skin color in many ways, because there are Israelis now and because they're darker skinned, they're not being treated equally, to me that doesn't fit our value of our country. So I will be using my position as a member of Congress to say no country, not one should be able to get aid from us, the American people, who talk about justice and equality and stopping discrimination to say a country can come and get aid from us when they still promote that kind of injustice that I saw in Detroit or, especially my neighbors who went through the Civil Rights Movement in Detroit and told me how it was to be able to be divided on buses to be able to go to schools that were not of good quality. Those are the kinds of things that I think I come with and that lens that I feel like will change the conversation and we'll be moving closer to peace when we do talk about that as."

(The Washington Free Beacon)


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