Rashida Tlaib dodges questions about ‘Death to America’ chants in district

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) refused to answer questions about a rally that took place in her district, in which attendees chanted “Death to America,” and instead yelled at the reporter asking her to comment.

The anti-American demonstration took place last weekend at an “International Quds Day” rally, which was held in support of Gaza in Dearborn, Michigan. There, activist Tarek Bazzi led attendees in a chant of “Death to America.” Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn attempted to ask Tlaib about the event while she walked the halls of the Capitol.

“I don’t talk to Fox News! I don’t talk to Fox News!” Tlaib yelled repeatedly as Vaughn tried to ask about the chant.

This was not the first interaction between Tlaib and Vaughn. Shortly after the Hamas attacks on Oct. 7, Vaughn approached Tlaib in the Capitol to ask for the representative’s thoughts on the violence. Tlaib is the sole Palestinian representative in Congress and displays a Palestinian flag outside her office. At the time, Tlaib remained silent and did not answer Vaughn’s questions.

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Dearborn is home to the largest Muslim population per capita in the United States and is located within Michigan’s 12th District, which Tlaib represents. Michigan was also the state that started a movement encouraging Democratic voters to vote “uncommitted” in the primary election as a form of protest against President Joe Biden’s support of Israel. The number of uncommitted votes resulted in Biden losing two delegates, who will be free to vote for any candidate they like later this year.

While at first, Biden steered clear from any language around a ceasefire between Israel and the terrorist group Hamas, shortly following the Michigan primary, he began calling for a ceasefire to take place as soon as all of the hostages Hamas has in custody are released.

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