‘Squad’ Democrats Tlaib and Bush vote against bill banning October 7 terrorists from US

The pair were the only two members of Congress to vote against the bill


Rashida Tlaib, pictured in 2018 (Photo: JNS/Shutterstock)

(JNS) “Squad” Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush have voted against a House of Representatives to prevent Hamas members and terrorists who participated in the October 7 atrocities from entering the US.

The US House of Representatives voted 422-2 on Wednesday to deny entry into the United States to non-US citizen members of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad who attacked Israel on October 7.

Rep. Tom McClintock introduced the “No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act,” which drew dissenting votes from Rashida Tlaib  and Cori Bush, two left-wing members of the so-called “squad”. 

“Any alien who carried out, participated in, planned, financed, afforded material support to or otherwise facilitated any of the attacks against Israel initiated by Hamas beginning on Oct. 7, 2023, is inadmissible,” the bill reads.

“The bill is unnecessary because it is redundant with already existing federal law,” Tlaib said. “It’s just another GOP messaging bill being used to incite anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim hatred that makes communities like ours unsafe.”

Bush said: “I opposed it because it is a redundant, empty messaging bill Republicans are using to target immigrants and incite anti-Palestinian hate. Republicans have zero credibility on these issues.”

In a November resolution affirming Israel’s right to exist, Tlaib voted “present”, while Bush did not vote.

The resolution singles out Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Palestine Liberation Organization. It now needs to pass in the Senate to become law.

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