The American Jewish Committee shared its outrage over a tweet Representative Rashida Tlaib wrote, using a photo of the Michigan congresswoman hugging a supporter draped in a Palestinian flag in its claim that she made accusations of dual loyalty against backers of an anti-BDS movement bill.
“Tell us more about dual loyalty, @RashidaTlaib,” the Jewish advocacy group tweeted in response to Tlaib’s comment. She had written that people who support the bill “forgot what country they represent.”
Tell us more about dual loyalty, @RashidaTlaib. pic.twitter.com/mpUrLu2YIi— AJC (@AJCGlobal) January 7, 2019
AJC’s tweet had its fans; 698 people retweeted it and 1,500 “liked it,” but the backlash was strong, with many people writing that the photo reflects the pride Tlaib, an American of Palestinian descent, has in her background.
you guys suck. sincerely, a jew.— Sophie Weiner (@sophcw) January 8, 2019
For the record, she went after US legislators because they seem to have forgotten what the First Amendment protects. You, on the other hand, accused her of “dual loyalty” by sharing a photo that reflects her pride in her ethnic background, which is utterly beneath contempt.— Omar Baddar (@OmarBaddar) January 7, 2019
this is gross and wrong. do better.— alex furlin ? (@thefurlinator) January 7, 2019
pic.twitter.com/avCZV4vJiF— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) January 7, 2019
AJC ‘Outrage’ Over Tlaib’s Tweet Sparks Own Controversy