After three separate incidents in recent weeks that cast Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in an antisemitic light, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania is demanding that she be removed from her House committee assignments. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler said this weekend that Tlaib’s recent remarks and activities have left little doubt about her antipathy towards the Jewish people, and it is for that reason that she has no business wielding significant power inside the House of Representatives.

“This week, Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib participated in a forum led by one of the nation’s most anti-Israel advocacy groups that featured other participants with reported connections to Hamas, terrorism financiers, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement,” Reschenthaler said in a statement. “Rep. Tlaib’s participation in this conference, coupled with her recently deleted retweet of a slogan calling for the elimination of Israel, are just the latest examples of a deeply disturbing pattern of anti-Semitism that has been on display since she was elected. Yet Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats refuse to condemn her heinous behavior.”

Tlaib’s hatred of Israel has always been front and center, but she has grown increasingly bold in her antisemitism. In just the past month, she not only attended this disturbing conference, she wrote two separate tweets that had critics accusing her of bigotry. In one, she commented on Joe Biden’s selection of the Jewish Antony Blinken by wondering if he would infringe on her “right” to criticize Israel. In another, she retweeted a common phrase used by Palestinians to advocate for the destruction of Israel: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

“As a Member of Congress representing southwestern Pennsylvania, I have seen firsthand what happens when we stand by and allow anti-Semitism and intolerance to pervade our communities,” Reschenthaler said in his statement. “In 2018, eleven Jewish worshippers were killed and six others were wounded at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The day after this cowardly act of violence, I stood in solidarity with Americans of all religions, races, and ethnicities at a vigil honoring the victims of this heinous crime, and the first time I ever spoke on the House floor was to denounce hatred and bigotry in all forms.”

The Pennsylvania lawmaker called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to show the same attitude towards bigotry that House Republicans have demonstrated.

“House Republicans demonstrated we have zero tolerance for hateful speech in our ranks. When outgoing Republican Congressman Steve King made inexcusable racist remarks, not only did he receive widespread condemnation from both sides of the aisle, but Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy rightfully stripped him of his committee assignments,” he said. “Speaker Pelosi, on the other hand, is deafeningly silent. By failing to act and hold Rep. Tlaib accountable, Pelosi is emboldening her and others to continue spreading and escalating this dangerous, hateful bigotry.”

If history is any example, Pelosi will soon hold a vote to condemn “bigotry of all kinds,” with a special focus – as usual – on President Donald Trump.

How American Jews can continue to support this party is one of the great mysteries of our time.