Republican Representative Ronny Jackson has called for Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib to be barred from receiving classified briefings on military operations in Israel following her continuous promotion of debunked Hamas propaganda and attacks on the country.
In a letter to House leadership, Jackson demanded that Tlaib be prevented from participating in any classified briefing regarding Israel's ongoing military operations, self-defense efforts, or any American military movements in the region. He argued that Tlaib's allegiance lies with Hamas, a designated terrorist organization, and her participation in these discussions could put American and Israeli lives at risk.
Jackson referred to Tlaib's refusal to condemn the recent beheadings of Israeli babies, her promotion of false claims that Israel bombed a hospital and her history of anti-Semitism. He stated that Tlaib has made it clear she would rather support Hamas and other Iranian terrorist groups than support the self-defense of Israel and American interests in the Middle East.
Furthermore, Jackson cited Tlaib's recent statements regarding the explosion at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, which top intelligence agencies have concluded was caused by a rocket fired by terrorists within Gaza. Despite this evidence, Tlaib has continued to promote the false claim that Israel is responsible for the explosion.
In response to Jackson's letter, Tlaib defended her stance and accused both the Israeli and United States governments of misleading the public about wars and war crimes. She stated that she cannot blindly accept Israel's denials of responsibility as fact.
Jackson concluded his letter by calling for Tlaib's security clearance to be revoked immediately and for her to be barred from participating in any relevant briefings. He argued that Tlaib's words and actions have made it clear that she is unable to be trusted with sensitive information.
Tensions have been rising between Israel and Hamas in recent months, resulting in an unprecedented terror attack that claimed the lives of 1,400 Israelis. While there has been widespread bipartisan support for Israel's right to self-defense, Tlaib's actions have sparked outrage and raised concerns about her ability to handle sensitive information.
It remains to be seen how House leadership will respond to Jackson's call for Tlaib to be barred from receiving future classified briefings on military operations in Israel. However, it is clear that Tlaib's continued promotion of false claims and attacks on Israel have led to significant backlash and calls for accountability.