Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib ignored reporters asking if she regretted previous use of a pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist slogan.
The slogan in question, often used by pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist supporters, states, “From the river to the sea.” The slogan, which refers to Israeli land, is often followed up by protestors adding, “Palestine will be free.”
Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn caught the Michigan representative leaving her office while being escorted by an officer in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and asked Tlaib about her use of the slogan.
“Congresswoman, do you regret using the phrase ‘from the river to the sea’?” Vaughn asked as Tlaib appeared to take a phone call. “It’s used by terrorists to call for the genocide of the Jewish people.”
“Do you regret using it?” Vaughn repeated.
Tlaib ignored the reporter’s question and continued holding her phone to her ear.
“The White House says that phrase can be antisemitic,” Vaugh clarified. “Are you antisemitic, congresswoman?”
WATCH: @hillary__vaughn: "Do you regret using the phrase 'from the river of the sea'? It's used by terrorists to call for the genocide of the Jewish people."
Dem. Rep. Rashida Tlaib ignores.
REPORTER: "Are you antisemitic?"
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— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 15, 2023
Tlaib remained silent and proceeded toward an elevator.
“Are you antisemitic, Congresswoman Tlaib?” Vaughn repeated several times as the congresswoman entered the elevator.
Tlaib, who has been an outspoken supporter of Palestinians, attended last month’s demonstration at the Capitol with pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist supporters and spoke to protesters outside the Capitol.
The Michigan representative took aim at President Joe Biden, who has expressed support for Israel amid the conflict, saying, “Not all of America’s with you on this one.”
“You need to wake up and understand that,” she continued. “We are literally watching people commit genocide and kill a vast majority just like this,” she said as she pointed to the crowd of protesters.
Tlaib said protesters were on the “right side of history.”
Earlier this month, Tlaib shared a video to her X account which featured Biden reaffirming the United States’ support of Israel.
The video also featured images of the Gaza Strip under military attack by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the wake of last month’s attack on the Jewish state by Islamic militant group Hamas.
“The majority of the American people are not with you on this one,” Tlaib wrote echoing her statement during last month’s protest at the Capitol.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 3, 2023
The video also featured images of victims of the IDF’s military response, including children along with videos of pro-Palestinian and anti-Zionist demonstrations held in Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and other states across the country.
Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council in the White House John Kirby is also featured confirming civilians would be hurt in the IDF’s military retaliation.
“I wish that that wasn’t going to happen. But it is,” Kirby says.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is also featured thanking President Biden for his support.
“Joe Biden supported the genocide of the Palestinian people,” the video concludes, urging Biden to support a ceasefire. “The American people won’t forget.”