A Jewish Florida city commissioner has accused Rep. Rashida Tlaib � a Palestinian-American who is one of the first Muslim members of Congress � of being a danger who might blow up the U.S. Capitol.
Annabelle Lima-Taub, a city commissioner in Hallandale Beach, signed an online petition seeking to remove Tlaib from office and posted the petition on her personal Facebook page. Proudly signed, Lima-Taub wrote.
Lima-Taub’s posting comes after Tlaib said of President Trump that she wanted to impeach that motherf*****.
The Facebook post was removed from Lima-Taub’s page, but the petition has been reposted by a follower.
The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called for her resignation. Xenophobic stereotypes must not be embraced by any elected official, the group said in a statement.
Tlaib, for her part, linked the comments from Lima-Taub to Trump. This sort of hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric doesn’t happen in a vacuum � this President embraced it and Republicans have happily gone along with it, she said on Twitter.
Source: Palestine Chronicle