Tlaib shares 'hateful,' 'bullying' note left on office door

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you MORE (D-Mich.), one of a group of outspoken progressives among the Democratic freshman class, shared a post-it note place outside her office addressed to Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you MORE (D-Minn.), accusing her of anti-Semitism. 

“This is the hateful rhetoric & bullying on my door today. Stop the fear mongering & [blatant] lies. Come here w/ the value that all beings deserve human rights, including Palestinians. @IlhanMN & I fight for equality & justice for all.  There's nothing antisemitic about that!” Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American member of Congress, tweeted Tuesday. 

The post-it appeared to be in response to controversial comments Omar made about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, that some have criticized as anti-Semitic.

“Stop your disgusting Jew hatred. Your sign says ‘Justice for all.’ That means Jews too. Your Jihad against the Jews will fail. Am Yisrael Chai!” the post-it read, referring to a Jewish song title that translates to “The people of Israel live.”

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Omar has been at the center of a political firestorm over comments she made regarding the influence of AIPAC. She sparked controversy when she said support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins” and suggested groups like AIPAC push for “allegiance” to a foreign country.

House Democrats scrambled to condemn the remarks, ultimately issuing two different resolutions in recent weeks condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination. 

The response to the comments came under intense scrutiny, with progressives saying Omar was being singled out for noting pro-Israel lobbying groups’ power while Republicans demanded she be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE seized on the controversy, declaring the Democratic Party “an anti-Jewish party” after several 2020 presidential candidates declined to attend the annual AIPAC conference.