A Democratic congressman from Florida has joined the call to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her recent comments about Israel. On Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) denounced Tlaib’s support for the Gaza Ministry of Health’s claims that Israel was responsible for the deaths of 500 Palestinians.
In response to co-host Kayleigh McEnany’s question about whether there should be a punishment for lawmakers who propagate “terrorist talking points,” Moskowitz referenced Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution, which gives Congress the power to punish, censure, or reprimand its members.
The congressman criticized Tlaib for not listening to U.S. intelligence and for continuing to trust the Hamas terrorist organization’s information. He highlighted the fact that the Biden administration and U.S. intelligence have both stated that Israel had nothing to do with the incident in the parking lot of the hospital. Moskowitz also noted that the hospital was not hit, only the parking lot.
McEnany asked whether individuals should be held accountable for spreading false information about Israel, to which Moskowitz replied that once a House speaker is in place, a censure resolution will likely be brought to the floor. He emphasized that this is about U.S. intelligence and not blindly trusting the claims of a terrorist organization.
The conversation then turned to the media’s role in perpetuating inaccuracies about Israel. McEnany pointed out that the recent coverage of the hospital incident was “disgusting” and exposed anti-Semitism within the media. Moskowitz added that the media’s immediate acceptance of Hamas’ claims, while requiring extensive proof from Israel, highlights the double standard that exists when it comes to reporting on Israel.
In conclusion, Moskowitz stated that people need to stop buying into the propaganda spread by Hamas and start listening to the facts. He asserted that the media also needs to stop perpetuating anti-Semitic narratives about Israel. The congressman also addressed the notion that Jews control the media, stating that if that were the case, the media would not have blamed Israel and Jews around the world for the incident.
McEnany agreed with Moskowitz’s sentiments, saying that the media’s actions in this situation have been “disgusting” and have exposed anti-Semitism within its ranks. The conversation concluded with both parties acknowledging the need to hold individuals and the media accountable for spreading misinformation about Israel and for perpetuating anti-Semitic sentiments.