Democrats fail to shield Rashida Tlaib from House censure vote over her anti-Israel remarks

The House of Representatives passed a resolution in July of 2019 that formally condemned Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for her controversial remarks characterizing Israel’s policies and actions as apartheid. Republican leadership in the House had hoped that the non-binding resolution would be bipartisan, but ultimately not a single Democrat voted in support of the measure and most voted against it. This includes the Democratic leadership, who voted against the resolution in order to protect Tlaib and demonstrate solidarity with her. The resolution was eventually passed with broader Republican support, as most Democrats either voted against the resolution or abstained from the vote. Ultimately, this helped to shield Tlaib from being formally censured by the House, as any formal censure would require a 2/3 majority.