Palestinian-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has suffered her first blow following recent spades of anti-semitic comments she made in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 deadly attack on Israel.
Tlaib failed to condemn Hamas for the attack but instead called for the United States to stop funding Israel.
Hamas, however, condemned Israel when the Jewish State retaliated, targeting Hamas’ bases in Gaza. Tlaib also appeared before demonstrators this week and spread Hamas’ propaganda. The terror organization accused Israel of firing a rocket at a Gaza-based hospital, killing 500 people.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) appears to continue to blame Israel for the Gaza hospital explosion Tuesday, as the U.S. currently assesses that Israel is not responsible:
“That's what's been really painful … continue to watch people think it's okay to bomb a hospital.” pic.twitter.com/wxqA7VU8LE
— The Recount (@therecount) October 18, 2023
Reports later emerged that Israel was not responsible for the attack on the hospital. Israeli and U.S. intelligence showed that the hospital explosion was caused by a Hamas rocket that misfired. Despite the evidence, Tlaib still continued to blame Israel for the hospital explosion.
Tlaib suffered the first consequence of her anti-Israel rhetoric when Texas-based Hilton hotel canceled a Palestinian conference that was scheduled to take place at the end of October in Houston, featuring the congresswoman.
The Houston Hilton Hotel has abruptly canceled a ‘Palestinian Rights’ conference scheduled from Oct 27 – 29. The event was hosting Rep Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/1LIvEm3cil
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) October 19, 2023
“Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria serves as a place of public accommodation and does not endorse the positions of third-party groups or organizations. The safety and security of our Team Members and guests is our top priority,” a Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. “Given escalating security concerns in the current environment, the hotel has determined that it cannot serve as the venue for this event because of the potential risks to our Team Members and guests. Our priority is and will remain the safety and security of everyone we welcome at our hotel,” the statement continued.
🚨Hilton Hotel in Texas cancels pro-Palestinian conference scheduled for October 27-29 over 'potential risks'
Texas governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter to praise this move. Event hosts were to include Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Linda Sarsour. https://t.co/ob1nx46l8K
— DK🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸 (@1Nicdar) October 19, 2023
Texas Republican Gov. Gregg Abbott applauded the hotel’s decision adding that no venue in Texas should be willing to “host or sponsor” the antisemitic group
Hilton Hotels in Houston was correct to pull the plug on the U.S. Campaign for Palestine Rights event hosted by Hamas supporters.
Texas has no room for hate & antisemitism like that supported by Hamas.
No location in Texas should host or sponsor USCPR. https://t.co/XyM16oJ9IV
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 17, 2023
“Hilton Hotels in Houston was correct to pull the plug on the U.S. Campaign for Palestine Rights event hosted by Hamas supporters,” Abbott wrote on X. “Texas has no room for hate [and] antisemitism like that supported by Hamas. No location in Texas should host or sponsor USCPR.”