White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley Tuesday ripped into Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar after their press conference where they demanded action from Congress for being blocked from entering Israel and for questioning aid to the key U.S. ally.
"Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are the face of the Democratic Party, and their anti-Semitic comments, their anti-Semitic social media posts, their anti-Semitic relationships should be condemned at all levels," Gidley told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "They are the face not only of the Democratic Party but the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) movement which is designed by terrorists for terrorists for the annihilation of Israel and for people."
He went on to call their behavior "disgusting" and pointed out that they did not call for the end fo aid to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, but anywhere else but Israel "the strongest ally in the region."
"Democrats at all levels, whether it is Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer or the myriad of candidates running for president of the United States have to join together and condemn this type of hatred toward Israel," Gidley said.
Tlaib, D-Mich., and Omar, D-Minn., are "clearly against the existence of Israel," he continued. "When they come out and say that Israel didn't want us to come there because we are Muslim, nothing could be further from the truth. Israel has the right to keep people out of its country that want to destroy it and that's with the BDS movement does."
Tlaib, in particular, got called out when she refused Israel's move to allow her to visit her grandmother on the West Bank because the underlying cause for the visit was to make it appear that the BDS movement has support from the United States, said Gidley.
"We have to call it out for what it is and we can't keep dancing around what these new faces of the Democrat Party are pushing and that is hatred towards the Israeli people," said Gidley.
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