Rashida Tlaib repeatedly ignores reporter questions

Regarding Hamas ‘chopping off babies’ heads’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian American member of Congress, repeatedly dodged a Fox Business Network reporter’s questions about “Hamas terrorists chopping off babies’ heads” Tuesday night.

The video, which was aired on Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime,” showed correspondent Hillary Vaughn trailing Tlaib (D-Mich.) through a House office building hallway — with the journalist invoking the decapitation of Jewish children by jihadists at least a half-dozen times in just over a minute.

“Congresswoman, Hamas terrorists have cut off babies’ heads and burned children alive. Do you support Israel’s rights to defend themselves against this brutality?” Vaughn asked Tlaib, who ignored her query.

Vaughn was referring to reports by Israeli military and emergency officials as well as journalists that at least 40 babies and young children were slaughtered in their beds — some beheaded — at Kibbutz Kfar Aza in the Saturday slaughter.

Undeterred by the congresswoman’s silence, Vaughn pressed on with her line of questioning while following Tlaib and her staffer.

“You can’t comment about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies’ heads?” the reporter demanded.

“Congresswoman, do you have a comment on Hamas terrorists chopping off babies’ heads? You have nothing to say about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies’ heads?”

After getting no response from the lawmaker, Vaughan asked her if she condoned the atrocities that have been attributed to the terror group, including indiscriminate murder and the rape of Israeli women and girls.

As the congresswoman and her aide stepped inside the elevator, Vaughn asked a final question of the left-wing lawmaker: “Congresswoman, why do you have the Palestinian flag outside your office if you do not condone what Hamas terrorists have done to Israel? Do Israeli lives not matter to you?”

Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and a vocal critic of the Jewish state, has displayed the Palestinian flag outside her office on Capitol Hill since January. Hamas uses a different banner.

“Palestinians may be banned from flying their flag under an apartheid government, but we can still proudly do it at my office,” Tlaib wrote at the time on X, formerly Twitter. “I’m proud to be a Palestinian American and I want the Palestinian people to know that not all Americans support apartheid. No one can erase our existence.”

Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) subsequently introduced a bill that would bar the display of all foreign flags outside lawmakers’ offices.

“The halls of Congress belong to America. They should be reserved for flags that embody our great nation,” Miller posted on X Monday. “The Palestinian flag should not have a place here.”

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