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Rashida Tlaib Hits Back At Marco Rubio In BDS Twitter Feud

Representative Rashida Tlaib fired back at critics like Marco Rubio who claimed she was accusing Jews of ‘dual loyalty’ in a tweet about his proposed new anti-BDS law.

The newly minted congresswoman said she was referring to American values when she said critics of BDS should “remember what country they represent” — a phrase that Rubio called a classic anti-Semitic canard about Jews favoring Israel.

Tlaib, an American of Palestinian descent, wrote back and accused him of “seeking to strip Americans of their Constitutional right to free speech.”

The controversy, she claimed, was created to deflect from the government shutdown, which is now in its third week.

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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