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October 15, 2019
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US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from her congressional office’s map

WASHINGTON: The first Palestinian-origin woman elected to the US Congress has removed Israel from the map at her congressional office in Washington.

The Palestine-origin lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib, replaced Israel with Palestine.

After Tlaib swore in as Congresswoman last Thursday, a BuzzFeed reporter touring the congresswoman’s new office, noticed a “slight change” on the map hung on the wall.

One of the pictures posted by the reporter on Twitter revealed that someone, perhaps not Tlaib herself, placed a sticker, with the word Palestine on it, near the location of Israel on the map and accompanied it by an arrow directed to the occupation state’s spot.

After taking the oath, Tlaib demanded the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This angered Republicans.

In an interview, Tlaib said: “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I say, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er,” in reference to Trump, who replied:  “How can you begin with impeaching a president who may have won the greatest elections in the US history, made no mistake, and scored the best performance in the first two years compared to all other presidents?”

Tlaib’s remarks drew sharp criticism, with some saying that the use of such language poisons dialogue and might prompt some other politicians to use the same degrading expressions.

The Republicans attacked Tlaib’s statement, calling on Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to condemn the Democrat MP’s remarks.