Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, refused on Wednesday to answer multiple questions about the pro-Palestinian rallying cry “from the river to the sea” and whether she is antisemitic — after the White House said the use of the phrase can be antisemitic.
Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn quizzed the Palestinian-American lawmaker, asking her if she regrets using the phrase.
“Congresswoman, do you regret using the phrase “from the river to the sea”? It’s used by terrorists to call for the genocide of the Jewish people. Do you regret using it?” Vaughn said.
Tlaib did not respond.
Vaughn then noted comments by the White House this week, in which press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the phrase divisive and hurtful and that “many find it antisemitic.”
Vaughn then asked Tlaib, “Are you antisemitic, Congresswoman Tlaib” five times, each time receiving no answer.
Tlaib posted to social media recently and said the phrase was about “peaceful coexistence.”
“From the river to the sea is an aspirational call for freedom,