In response to freshman House Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accusing him -- and black conservative Candace Owens -- of "elevating hate" and "extremism" in the United States, Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), said Tlaib, a former writer for anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, certainly "knows what hate looks like." He added that Tlaib "falsely accuses Jews of dual loyalty" while she wraps herself in the flag of the Palestinian Authority.
Morton Klein testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism. Prior to the hearing, Tlaib tweeted, "This is going to be tough for the family because the @GOP are calling ZOA’s Mort Klein & conservative Candace Owens to testify at the same hearing. Both have elevated hate rhetoric and extremism in our country."
In a statement given to the Daily Wire, Klein said, "As usual, Tlaib resorts to name calling without any facts. I know what unbridled hate looks like firsthand as I lost nearly all of my family in Hitler’s Holocaust."
"Tlaib knows what hate looks like as she put a sticky note over Israel on a map in her office and called it Palestine and she wrote for Louis Farrakhan," said Klein. "Tlaib also supports BDS. Tlaib promotes anti-Semitism more than almost any other member of Congress that I’ve ever known."
"Tlaib should be ashamed of herself," Klein concluded. "Tlaib falsely accuses Jews of dual loyalty while she wraps herself in the flag of an enemy of the United States, the flag of the terrorist Palestinian authority, on the day she was sworn into office."
On the night she won the primary in Michigan, August 7/8, surrounded by her supporters, Tlaib's mother draped her in the Palestinan flag. Numerous videos were taken and can be viewed on YouTube. (New York Times video here.)
Tlaib, a Democrat, is also a self-described Democratic Socialist.
Candace Owens, the spokesperson for Turning Point USA also responded to Tlaib. Owens tweeted on April 8, "You and your little Congress clique of raging anti-Semites do not scare me. My voice will be heard tomorrow. #BLEXIT"