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Did Rashida Tlaib Accuse Anti-BDS Bill Backers Of Dual Loyalty?

Critics of Representative Rashida Tlaib said she made accusations of dual loyalty against backers of the bill that would protect states working against the BDS movement in ways that some say violate free speech rights.

Tlaib tweeted on Sunday that people who support the bill “forgot what country they represent.”

She made her comment to agree with Senator Bernie Sanders, who said it was “absurd” that “the first bill during the shutdown is legislation which punishes Americans who exercise their constitutional right to engage in political activity.”

Tlaib, an American of Palestinian descent, supports the BDS movement against Israel.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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