Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib Awards $170,000 to Anti-Israel Consulting Firm


Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) has awarded approximately $170,000 to an anti-Israel political consulting firm, according to financial disclosures filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

According to the filings, Tlaib’s campaign and leadership PAC have dished out the funds to Unbought Power LLC, a political consulting firm. The firm is run by activist Rasha Mubarak.

Fox News reported, Mubarak has a history of bashing Israel, including calling the country an “apartheid state.”

“These aren’t clashes — it’s an ongoing occupation. These aren’t evictions — they are forced expulsions. This isn’t a conflict — it’s settler colonialism, it’s ethnic cleansing, it’s oppression, it’s apartheid. Say it loud. Say it clear. Palestine will be FREE,” she tweeted in 2020.

She also targeted Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), a Jewish member of Congress.

“Oh look it’s @RepTedDeutch throwing another tantrum. He used his time to attack @RashidaTlaib for underscoring facts also made by Human Rights Watch & @btselem — Israel is indeed an apartheid state. He’s flustered bc how else does one rebuttal the truth? Bullying & disparagement.”

Many groups have slammed Tlaib’s past statements and actions. Previously, the congresswoman wore a shirt that erased Israel from the map.

“Giving $170,000 to this anti-police and anti-Israel group is dangerous for the community she represents and fuels attacks on Michigan’s Jewish community,” said Eric Ventimiglia, executive director for Michigan Rising Action. “Anti-semitism is gripping our nation because so-called ‘leaders’ like Rashida Tlaib use their platform to push their hateful agenda.”

In the past, she also participated in events with advocacy groups that have called for Aafia Siddiqui’s release from a Texas prison, the man who held hostages at a synagogue.

The Michigan Star also reported that Tlaib’s campaign finances have been heavily scrutinized in the past. Previously, the House Ethics ruled that she violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by paying herself from her own campaign funds.

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Star News Network. Follow Cooper on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].




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