Maher hits back at Tlaib: Does she 'want to boycott 93 percent of her own party?'

Source: The Hill | August 21, 2019 | Justin Wise

Comedian Bill Maher on Tuesday denounced Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) after she suggested people boycott his HBO show over his vehement criticism of the international movement to boycott Israel.

“Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away,” Maher said on Twitter, before noting that the House Democrats earlier this year overwhelmingly approved a resolution to condemn the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. “Does Tlaib want to boycott 93% of her own party?”

The July House vote opposing the movement was actually 398-17.

Maher’s comments came as Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) continue to speak out over Israel’s recent decision to bar their entry during an upcoming trip overseas.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the move last week, citing Israeli law prohibiting entry into the country for individuals who support a boycott of Israel.

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