Rashida Tlaib, a representative from Michigan, is facing calls for her removal from future classified briefings on military operations in Israel. This demand comes after she expressed support for Hamas over the Biden administration’s stance on the recent explosion at a Gaza hospital.
In a letter obtained by Fox News Digital on Thursday, Rep. Ronny Jackson, a Texas Republican, accused Tlaib of spreading “misinformation” by repeating Hamas’ claim that Israel was responsible for the hospital explosion. However, both U.S. and Israeli intelligence officials have consistently stated that the explosion was caused by a rocket fired from Gaza.
Jackson also accused her of being a Hamas sympathizer.
“I demand that Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib be prevented from participating in any classified briefing about Israel’s ongoing military operations, Israel’s self-defense efforts, or any American military movements in and around the region,” Jackson wrote to Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.
“We must not allow Hamas sympathizers in this body to serve as the mouthpiece for Palestinian terrorists. Rather than condemn the attacks by Hamas, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has chosen to side with Hamas by spreading misinformation,” he wrote.
Jackson went on to write it had “become clear that Congresswoman Tlaib’s allegiance lies with Hamas,” and that she couldn’t be trusted with sensitive information that could “put American and Israeli lives at risk.”
“I demand that her security clearance be revoked immediately and that she be prevented from participating in any relevant briefings,” he added.
In a statement to Fox, Jackson vowed to do everything in his power as a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees. He said Tlaib and her fellow “Squad” members should not view American intelligence on the situation in Israel.
“I don’t know what’s more concerning, that we have Members of Congress who are antisemites and support Hamas, or that we let those Members of Congress attend classified briefings on the war in Israel,” he said.
“You do not let the enemy know your plans, and letting Representative Tlaib into these briefings is doing exactly that. Furthermore, this anti-American, anti-Jewish sentiment from elected ‘leaders’ must STOP, it is dangerous!” he added.