Rubio: ‘Significant’ Number of Senate Democrats Support Israel Boycott

Breitbart | 1/9/2019 | Staff
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TEL AVIV – Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), said on Monday that a “significant” number of Democrats in the Senate support the boycott movement against Israel.

In a tweet, Rubio accused Democrats of misleading about their reasons for blocking a bill he initiated that would fight the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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“The shutdown is not the reason Senate Democrats don’t want to move to Middle East Security Bill,” Rubio said. “A huge argument broke out at Senate Dem meeting last week over BDS. A significant [number] of Senate Democrats now support #BDS & Dem leaders want to avoid a floor vote that reveals that.”

The newly sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), who is pro-BDS, slammed Rubio’s bill and the senators who support it, even using the anti-Semitic dual loyalty canard by saying its backers “forgot what country they represent.”

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Rubio responded by saying Tlaib’s comment represented “a typical anti-Semitic line.”

“BDS isn’t about freedom & equality, it’s about destroying Israel,” he tweeted.

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“And if boycotting Israel is constitutionally protected, then boycotting companies that boycott Israel is also constitutionally protected,” he added.

Rubio further accused Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.,...
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