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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's first day on the Hill was one that made some waves. The big headline for the media came when she reportedly said "We're going to impeach the motherf**ker," at a private event the evening after she was sworn into office.
Her comment, while lacking in class, is not deserving of the media attention it received. And that focus has led to a far more serious issue being ignored.
The big issue is the company she keeps. On the day Tlaib was sworn in, several of her friends and closest supporters came to Capitol Hill to celebrate with Tlaib. Most of them have long histories of antisemitism which are far more concerning than a curse word.
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Amer Zahr is a law professor, activist, and stand-up comedian. Zahr is responsible for the Post-It note erasing Israel that made, on the world map in Tlaib's office.
Petty antics aside, Zahr's views and associations should be cause for concern. Zahr's Facebook header photo features him proudly serenading noted PFLP terrorist, Rasmea Odeh.
Zahr likes to compare Israel to ISIS and describes the Jews of Israel as white supremacists.
Zahr has been heavily involved with the group Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, an activist group opposes Israel's right to exist and run by anti-Semite and proud Hezbollah supporter, Abbas Hamideh.
Hamideh regularly praises Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and claims Jews have no history in Israel.