Tlaib slams ‘anti-Muslim rhetoric’ after Florida official says she might ‘blow up’ Capitol Hill

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Tuesday decried “hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric” after a South Florida official accused her of being an anti-Semite who might “blow up Capitol Hill.”

“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,” Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, wrote on Twitter.

Her tweet comes after Annabelle Lima-Taub, a Hallandale commissioner in Broward County, signed an online petition seeking to remove Tlaib from office after the lawmaker vowed to go after President Trump and “impeach the motherf—er,” the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday.

Lima-Taub, who is Jewish, then shared the petition in a now-deleted post on her personal Facebook page.

“A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and [I] would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill,” Lima-Taub reportedly wrote.

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