No matter your political persuasion, all leaders — and Americans — need to unequivocally speak out against anti-Semitism and hate. That especially goes for members of Congress. 1/3
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) January 17, 2019
Tlaib told The Detroit Free Press last week, “A photo does not mean I agree with anything someone says. It is obvious this man thrives on media attention from his recent posts. It’s unfortunate that he was successful. I do not agree with the statements brought to my attention.”
But Hamideh told The Daily Caller last week that he became acquainted with Tlaib during her congressional campaign, but they don’t have a “close relationship.”
“Now, she knows me well, don’t get me wrong, and I know her well through her campaign and stuff like that—like we’ve met numerous times [at] numerous events,” said Hamideh.
Tlaib, who is the first Palestinian American women to be elected to Congress, has come under fire for her critical stance on Israel, including advocating for the BDS movement.