(RepublicanInformer.com)- Wow! President Biden apparently got an earful from “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday.
Biden had just gotten off Air Force One in Detroit, on his way to the Ford factory in Dearborn when he was confronted by the second-term congresswoman. Their apparently heated conversation lasted about eight minutes on the airport tarmac. Although reporters couldn’t hear what the two discussed and Tlaib declined to tell, based on Biden’s remarks afterward and Tlaib’s social media activity, it’s probably not hard to guess.
Later at the Ford plant, Biden heaped praise on Tlaib (while referring to her as “Rasheed”) in a particularly cloying way, saying he admired her “intellect…passion…and concern” and that he prayed her “Grandma and family are well,” adding that he promised “to do everything you see that they are in the West Bank.”
It’s certainly no secret that Tlaib, the sole Palestinian-American in Congress, has been a vocal critic of Israel and of the Biden administration’s support for the Jewish state amid the recent violence with Hamas.
She’s called the Israeli Prime Minister “Apartheid-in-chief Netanyahu,” accusing him of committing war crimes and shirking international law. And she calls weapons given to Israel a tool to “kill children and families.”
.@POTUS + @SecBlinken: If you support a cease-fire, then get out of the way of the U.N. Security Council and join other countries in demanding it.
Apartheid-in-chief Netanyahu will not listen to anyone asking nicely. He commits war crimes and openly violates international law. https://t.co/KuDSbFStBv
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) May 18, 2021
She blasted President Biden on MSNBC just a day before her confrontation with him on the tarmac, calling on him to “speak out against this violence” and hold Israeli leadership to account for their actions.
So, I think it’s safe to say that President Biden heard all about it in Detroit.
President Biden maintained a relatively weak stance when it came to the recent outbreak of violence between the Israelis and Hamas. While mouthing support for Israel’s right to defend itself, his underlings soft-pedaled their rhetoric, falling back to a “both sides” attitude placing blame on either side of the conflict, and calling on both to end the fighting.
That attempt to strike a balance became even more difficult over the weekend when Israel struck a high-rise housing Hamas intelligence, as well as offices for the Associated Press and Al-Jazeera. International pressure on the Israelis increased following the strike, and likely contributed to the ceasefire announced on Thursday.